Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. bought a new position in Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 20,790 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $697,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. YHB Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 43.3% in the third quarter. YHB Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 70,513 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,476,000 after acquiring an additional 21,290 shares in the last quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 75.9% in the third quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. now owns 2,448,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,969,000 after acquiring an additional 1,056,213 shares in the last quarter. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the third quarter valued at approximately $139,000. KEYWISE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Ltd bought a new position in shares of Yum China in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,398,000. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its holdings in shares of Yum China by 1.7% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 168,686 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,923,000 after acquiring an additional 2,900 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.38% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Ted Lee sold 3,795 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.26, for a total transaction of $137,606.70. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,863 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $67,552.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Riu Sun sold 8,405 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $306,782.50. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 9,942 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $362,883. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 20,591 shares of company stock valued at $756,954. Company insiders own 0.37% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on YUMC. TheStreet upgraded shares of Yum China from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Yum China from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 12th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of Yum China from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $34.00 to $35.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.67.

YUMC stock opened at $39.35 on Friday. Yum China Holdings Inc has a 12 month low of $30.10 and a 12 month high of $46.73. The company has a market cap of $13.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.05. Yum China had a net margin of 8.41% and a return on equity of 19.39%. The business had revenue of $1.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. Equities analysts predict that Yum China Holdings Inc will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Yum China 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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