Broad Peak Investment Management LTD. trimmed its holdings in shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) by 99.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,345 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,106,745 shares during the period. Yum China comprises 0.1% of Broad Peak Investment Management LTD.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest holding. Broad Peak Investment Management LTD.’s holdings in Yum China were worth $313,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Lavaca Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Yum China during the 4th quarter worth approximately $25,000. Hudock Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Yum China by 29.2% in the 4th quarter. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 1,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $44,000 after acquiring an additional 299 shares during the period. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Yum China in the 4th quarter worth approximately $57,000. Vigilant Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Yum China by 62.9% in the 4th quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 2,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,000 after acquiring an additional 880 shares during the period. Finally, We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Yum China in the 4th quarter worth approximately $79,000. 77.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

YUMC has been the topic of a number of research reports. TheStreet upgraded Yum China from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Yum China from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded Yum China from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $34.00 to $35.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Yum China has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.67.

YUMC opened at $36.45 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $13.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.67, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.72. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 1-year low of $30.10 and a 1-year high of $47.35.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $2.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.24 billion. Yum China had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 6.23%. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.52 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Yum China news, insider Riu Sun sold 8,405 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $306,782.50. Following the sale, the insider now owns 9,942 shares in the company, valued at approximately $362,883. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Ted Lee sold 3,795 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.26, for a total value of $137,606.70. Following the sale, the insider now owns 1,863 shares in the company, valued at approximately $67,552.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 20,591 shares of company stock worth $756,954. Insiders own 0.37% of the company’s stock.

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Yum China Company 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, and Little Sheep brands, which specialize in chicken, pizza, hot pot cooking, Chinese food, and Mexican-style food categories.

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

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