Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) Could Achieve Gains In The Near Future

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Yum China Holdings Inc is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Restaurants industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $39.89 and fluctuated between $40.79 as its day high and $39.49 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Yum China Holdings Inc is $15.99B. A total of 2.11 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.78M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Zhang Leila sold 1,790 shares of YUMC for 45.02 per share on Nov 24 ’23. After the transaction, the Chief Technology Officer now owns 17,081 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 22 ’23, Wat Joey bought 14,000 shares at 46.26 per share. YUMC shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 269,144.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Wang Warton disposed of 3,975 shares on Nov 21 ’23 at a per-share price of $46.78. This resulted in the General Manager, KFC holding 5,108 shares of YUMC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Wat Joey sold 95,171 shares at $61.94 per share on May 11 ’23. Company shares held by the Chief Executive Officer now total 317,926.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Yum China Holdings Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.55, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.38%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.30. YUMC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/4/2024 when it declared a $0.16 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/26/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/19/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/27/2023. The YUMC stock dividend was $0.13 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, YUMC has a high of $64.70 and a low of $33.55.

As of this writing, YUMC has an earnings estimate of $0.66 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.69 per share and a lower estimate of $0.63. The company reported an EPS of $0.59 in the last quarter, which was -11.90% lower than expectations of $0.67.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. YUMC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $4.00B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.83B in debt and $2.38B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.74, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $7.92B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for YUMC is Buy with a score of 4.13.

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