News articles about Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Yum China earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.4176665340554 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Yum China (NYSE YUMC) traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $40.07. 2,178,002 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,551,520. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The company has a market capitalization of $15,400.00 and a P/E ratio of 39.67. Yum China has a twelve month low of $25.53 and a twelve month high of $48.75.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.15 billion. Yum China had a net margin of 5.64% and a return on equity of 21.06%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Yum China will post 1.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a Not Available dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.00248200546041201%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. Yum China’s payout ratio is currently 9.90%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on YUMC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Yum China from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Macquarie began coverage on shares of Yum China in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Yum China currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.28.

In other news, Director Jonathan S. Linen acquired 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $39.76 per share, with a total value of $159,040.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 41,236 shares in the company, valued at $1,639,543.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.23% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Yum China

Yum China Holdings, Inc is a restaurant company. The Company’s segments include KFC, Pizza Hut Casual Dining, and All Other Segments, including Pizza Hut Home Service, East Dawning, Little Sheep and Taco Bell. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 7,500 restaurants in China. Its restaurant base consists of various restaurant concepts.

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