Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) Stake Raised by Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.

Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its holdings in Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) by 2.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 71,572 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,767 shares during the quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s holdings in Yum China were worth $2,865,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Standard Life Aberdeen plc raised its holdings in shares of Yum China by 13.3% during the fourth quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 31,015,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,241,238,000 after acquiring an additional 3,638,955 shares during the last quarter. Matthews International Capital Management LLC grew its position in Yum China by 32.2% in the fourth quarter. Matthews International Capital Management LLC now owns 2,339,310 shares of the company’s stock worth $93,619,000 after acquiring an additional 569,400 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P grew its position in Yum China by 7.2% in the fourth quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 690,314 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,628,000 after acquiring an additional 46,323 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc. grew its position in Yum China by 45.6% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 410,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,444,000 after acquiring an additional 128,646 shares during the period. Finally, Eaton Vance Management grew its position in Yum China by 160.4% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 395,013 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,808,000 after acquiring an additional 243,307 shares during the period. 80.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE YUMC) opened at $41.26 on Wednesday. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $25.53 and a 12-month high of $48.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a current ratio of 1.77. The stock has a market cap of $16,130.00 and a P/E ratio of 28.85.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $2.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.15 billion. Yum China had a return on equity of 20.59% and a net margin of 5.64%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.6 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a Not Available dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a yield of 0.00248200546041201%. Yum China’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 13.99%.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Macquarie assumed coverage on Yum China in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Yum China has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.28.

In related news, insider Danny Tan sold 3,610 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.50, for a total transaction of $160,645.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jonathan S. Linen purchased 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $39.76 per share, with a total value of $159,040.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 41,236 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,639,543.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.23% of the company’s stock.

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Yum China Company Profile

Yum China Holdings, Inc is a restaurant company. The Company’s segments include KFC, Pizza Hut Casual Dining, and All Other Segments, including Pizza Hut Home Service, East Dawning, Little Sheep and Taco Bell. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 7,500 restaurants in China. Its restaurant base consists of various restaurant concepts.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Yum China (NYSE:YUMC)

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