Boston Private Wealth LLC decreased its stake in Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) by 5.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,179 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,447 shares during the quarter. Boston Private Wealth LLC’s holdings in Yum China were worth $1,189,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Invesco Ltd. boosted its position in Yum China by 497.0% during the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 35,798,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,653,894,000 after acquiring an additional 29,802,453 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Yum China by 20.0% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 12,968,619 shares of the company’s stock worth $597,595,000 after acquiring an additional 2,163,983 shares during the last quarter. Matthews International Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Yum China by 9.1% during the second quarter. Matthews International Capital Management LLC now owns 5,491,810 shares of the company’s stock worth $253,722,000 after acquiring an additional 458,200 shares during the last quarter. Vontobel Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Yum China by 10.9% during the second quarter. Vontobel Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,983,358 shares of the company’s stock worth $228,200,000 after acquiring an additional 490,323 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Yum China during the second quarter worth about $186,840,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.74% of the company’s stock.

YUMC traded up $0.16 on Friday, reaching $43.68. 1,109,225 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,941,423. The stock has a market cap of $16.41 billion, a PE ratio of 28.55, a P/E/G ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 1.11. Yum China Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $31.35 and a twelve month high of $48.36. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $43.81 and its 200-day moving average price is $43.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 1.37 and a quick ratio of 1.18.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 29th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $2.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.37 billion. Yum China had a net margin of 8.05% and a return on equity of 21.63%. Yum China’s revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.51 EPS. As a group, research analysts predict that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 26th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 25th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. Yum China’s payout ratio is 31.37%.

YUMC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of Yum China in a research report on Monday, October 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.60 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, September 14th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.64.

In other Yum China news, insider Angela Ai sold 13,477 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.74, for a total value of $602,960.98. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 28,445 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,272,629.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.44% of the company’s stock.

Yum China Profile

Yum China Holdings, Inc owns, operates, and franchises restaurants in China. The company operates in two segments, KFC and Pizza Hut. It operates restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, East Dawning, Little Sheep, and COFFii & JOY brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, Chinese food, Mexican-style food, and coffee categories.

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