How Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) Is Doing Technically?


The stock of Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) decreased by -$0.31 on Wednesday to $51.91, down -0.59 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,875,810 shares of common stock traded. 7 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $2.08. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,667,933, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 2,504,743.

YUMC stock appreciated 34.45% since last month. On 10/24/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $38.58. The stock touched a high of $55.18 on 11/15/22, after rallying from a low of $33.55 in 52 weeks. The price of YUMC stock has risen by 4.78% or $2.08 this year, reaching a new high 7 times. Still, the stock price is down -5.93% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

YUMC stock investors should be aware that Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on Nov 15. On Nov 15, Chief Customer Officer Huang Johnson sold 6,317 shares at $55.00 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $347,435. On Nov 14, Yuen Aiken sold 2,298 shares at a price of US$52.80. After the transaction, the insider now owns 8,654 shares. Chief Technology Officer Zhang Leila had earlier sold 1,176 shares on Nov 11 for $53.51 a share. The transaction was completed for $62,933.

Valuation Metrics

Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.90. Beta for the stock is 0.48. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.32, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.42, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 48.64.

Company paid $0.12 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.12 last year. A $0.02 dividend increase was reported on Thursday November 1 2018.

Financial Health

For the recent quarter, Yum China Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio was 2.10, while its current ratio was 2.20, indicating its ability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the recent quarter is 0.01, and the total debt to equity ratio is 0.01. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 42.30% percent. Yum China Holdings Inc.’s operating margin stood at 13.40% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $2.12 billion and revenue of $9.85 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. YUMC’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 7.00%. There was a 14.90% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 12.80%.

Earnings Surprise

A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $2.69 billion, while revenues rose by 4.88% to $2.13 billion. EBITDA was $466.0 million for the quarter. At the end of Yum China Holdings Inc.’s most recent quarter, its liabilities totaled 4.54 billion, while its total debt was $1.9 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $418.43 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Yum China Holdings Inc.’s (YUMC) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.63%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 42.08% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 64.38% and 74.56% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 2.19. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 48.74%, the RSI (14) reading is 57.73%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at -0.92, and the 14-day reading is at 0.15.

Analyst Ratings

Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE: YUMC) was downgraded by Macquarie to a an Underperform rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a a Neutral. Analysts have assigned Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) an Buy rating. YUMC is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 2 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 3 rates it overweight and 18 others recommend it as a buy.

What is YUMC’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $38.00 and $71.29, with a median target price of $58.65. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) is $58.42.


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