Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) saw a downside of -0.19% to close Monday at $59.19 after subtracting -$0.11 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,120,940 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $60.13 in the past week. An average of 3,389,745 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,680,564.
YUMC’s 1-month performance is -3.46% or -$2.12 on its low of $52.53 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $52.10 and high of $69.67, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/02/21. YTD, YUMC has achieved 3.68% or $2.10. However, the current price is down -15.04%% from the 52-week high price.
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On May 26, 139 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC). Huang Johnson (General Manager, KFC) most recently sold 6,342 shares at $66.00 per share on May 26. This transaction cost the insider $418,572. Chief People Officer, Yuen Aiken, sold 2,015 shares at a price of $57.91 on Nov 11.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 48.67 and a low of 18.47. YUMC stock has a beta of 0.83. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.60 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.79, with the price to cash flow ratio at 33.41.
Yum China Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.81% and the payout ratio is 14.60%. YUMC’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 16, when it paid $0.12 a share compared with prior rate of $0.12, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.02 reported on Thursday November 1 2018. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 140.00% yearly.
It is projected that Yum China Holdings Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 26-Nov. YUMC is expected to distribute $0.12 as its next dividend.
Yum China Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio for the recent quarter was 2.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.40 meaning that YUMC stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 44.20%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 19.38% while Yum China Holdings Inc.’s operating margin was 13.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.97 billion against revenue of $8.26 billion.
Yum China Holdings Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $3.14 billion against total debt of $2.42 billion. Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $357.0 million. YUMC stock balance sheet for the recent quarter shows that total liabilities totaled 4.49 billion, with total debt at $2.42 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $420.88 million
Let’s look briefly at Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 57.62% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 12.48%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $58.91, reflecting a +2.23% or $1.29 change from its current price. YUMC is currently trading -4.44% above its 20-day SMA, -8.94% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.82% and +2.85% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 87.23% and 85.49% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.26. The RSI (14) points at 52.37%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 84.28% with the period’s ATR at 1.30. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.70 and 1.16 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE: YUMC), Macquarie downgraded it to an Underperform rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for YUMC stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate YUMC as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 5 rates the stock as overweight while 18 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is YUMC’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $52.90 and a high of $84.81, with their median price target at $71.45. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) stock is $71.48.