HL Financial Services LLC decreased its stake in Yum China Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:YUMC) by 1.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 14,676 shares of the company’s stock after selling 200 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Yum China Holdings were worth $579,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Whittier Trust Co. raised its position in Yum China Holdings by 16.0% in the first quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 12,204 shares of the company’s stock valued at $332,000 after buying an additional 1,687 shares during the period. Rand Wealth LLC raised its position in Yum China Holdings by 2.8% in the first quarter. Rand Wealth LLC now owns 51,614 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,401,000 after buying an additional 1,419 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. raised its position in Yum China Holdings by 1.3% in the first quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 138,478 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,767,000 after buying an additional 1,778 shares during the period. ST Germain D J Co. Inc. raised its position in Yum China Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. ST Germain D J Co. Inc. now owns 8,758 shares of the company’s stock valued at $238,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the period. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its position in Yum China Holdings by 145.7% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 261,314 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,108,000 after buying an additional 154,938 shares during the period.

Yum China Holdings Inc (NASDAQ YUMC) opened at 37.80 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.49 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.79. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $37.56 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.15. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $23.79 and a 52 week high of $42.12.

Yum China Holdings (NASDAQ:YUMC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 5th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.60 billion. Yum China Holdings had a return on equity of 16.35% and a net margin of 7.09%. The firm’s revenue was up .4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Yum China Holdings Inc will post $1.45 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Yum China Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $35.90 price target (up previously from $33.10) on shares of Yum China Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered Yum China Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $34.72 to $36.61 in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. lifted their price target on Yum China Holdings from $35.00 to $43.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on Yum China Holdings in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $42.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.56.

In related news, insider Shella Ng purchased 4,420 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $34.75 per share, for a total transaction of $153,595.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Louis Hsieh purchased 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of $34.85 per share, for a total transaction of $1,045,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 39,080 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,361,938. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Yum China Holdings (NASDAQ:YUMC)

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