Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) Insider Trading: What Insights Can Be Gained?

At the last check on Friday, Yum China Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:YUMC) stock was up $1.76, moving up 4.70 percent to $39.23. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,822,196 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.09 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,847,819, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,844,154.

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Since last month, YUMC stock retreated -6.77%. Shares of the company fell to $36.05 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $69.67 was reached on 03/02/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $33.55. Since the beginning of this year, YUMC’s stock price has dropped by -24.82% or -$10.72, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -43.69% since its 52-week high.

Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) last reported insider trading activity 184 days ago on Nov 10. Yuen Aiken, the Chief People Officer of the company, disposed of 1,480 shares for $54.99 on Nov 10. It resulted in a $81,385 divestment by the insider. Huang Johnson sold 6,342 shares at an average price of $66.00 on May 26. The insider now owns 26,936 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) has a P/E ratio of about 18.83. The stock’s beta is 0.67. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.61, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.26, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 34.22 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.12 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.12. On Thursday November 1 2018, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, Yum China Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.80, while its current ratio was 2.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 0.01, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.01. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 41.40% percent. In the recent year, operating margins totaled 9.70%. Based on annual data, YUMC earned $2.12 billion in gross profit and brought in $9.85 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 14.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 10.00%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. YUMC’s revenue rose 4.16% to $2.29 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.67 billion. During the quarter, the company generated -$975.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Yum China Holdings Inc. were 4.95 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $2.84 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Yum China Holdings Inc.’s (YUMC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 51.02%, the RSI 9-day stood at 44.61% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Yum China Holdings Inc. price is down by -2.71% percent or -$1.09. At present, YUMC shares trade -6.50% below its 20-day simple moving average and -17.12% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -24.91% below its SMA50 and -37.31% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 22.83% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.83%, while ATR was 1.85. Given the Stochastic reading of 45.56% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 43.88%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.49, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.94.

Analyst Ratings

Yum China Holdings Inc. downgraded its rating on Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE: YUMC) to an Underperform in a note to investors on September 15, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.


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