WINTON GROUP Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:YUMC) by 55.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 32,205 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,489 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Yum China Holdings were worth $1,270,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Yum China Holdings by 28.7% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 27,306,495 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,076,695,000 after acquiring an additional 6,087,048 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Yum China Holdings during the second quarter worth about $251,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Yum China Holdings by 40.9% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 3,514,169 shares of the company’s stock worth $138,564,000 after acquiring an additional 1,020,928 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its position in shares of Yum China Holdings by 17.7% during the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 29,956 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,180,000 after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. increased its position in shares of Yum China Holdings by 10.5% during the second quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 8,865 shares of the company’s stock worth $350,000 after acquiring an additional 845 shares during the last quarter.

Yum China Holdings Inc (NASDAQ YUMC) opened at 41.80 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.06 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.74. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $39.95 and a 200-day moving average price of $39.95. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 1-year low of $23.79 and a 1-year high of $43.55.

Yum China Holdings (NASDAQ:YUMC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $2.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.98 billion. Yum China Holdings had a net margin of 7.09% and a return on equity of 16.35%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Yum China Holdings Inc will post $1.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th.

Yum China Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, October 5th that authorizes the company to buyback $550.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

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In other news, insider Angela Ai sold 17,678 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.05, for a total transaction of $761,037.90. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Danny Tan sold 2,124 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.84, for a total transaction of $88,868.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 42,606 shares of company stock valued at $1,708,901 in the last ninety days.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Yum China Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Yum China Holdings in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. lifted their target price on Yum China Holdings from $35.00 to $43.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $35.90 target price (up from $33.10) on shares of Yum China Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Nomura assumed coverage on Yum China Holdings in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $51.60 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.35.

Yum China Holdings Company Profile

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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