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Boom Or Bust: What Is Next For Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE: YUMC) Stock?

Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)’s traded shares stood at 0.95 million during the latest session, with the company’s beta value hitting 0.83. At the last check today, the stock’s price was $58.92, to imply an increase of 0.92% or $0.54 in intraday trading. The YUMC share’s 52-week high remains $69.67, putting it -18.25% down since that peak but still an impressive 11.58% since price per share fell to its 52-week low of $52.10. The company has a valuation of $24.44B, with an average of 2.92 million shares in intraday trading volume over the past 10 days and average of 2.51 million shares over the past 3 months.

Analysts have given a consensus recommendation of an Overweight for Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC), translating to a mean rating of 1.90. Of 26 analyst(s) looking at the stock, 1 analyst(s) give YUMC a Sell rating. 5 of those analysts rate the stock as Overweight while 2 advise Hold as 18 recommend it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) have given it an Underweight rating. Estimates put the company’s current-quarter earnings per share at $0.61.

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Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) trade information

After registering a 0.92% upside in the latest session, Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) has traded red over the past five days. The stock hit a weekly high of 60.12 this Wednesday, 10/06/21, jumping 0.92% in its intraday price action. The 5-day price performance for the stock is -0.10%, and -6.55% over 30 days. With these gigs, the year-to-date price performance is 2.26%. Short interest in Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC) saw shorts transact 10.59 million shares and set a 4.61 days time to cover.

Analysts on Wall Street suggest a consensus price target of $71.56, implying an increase of 17.66% to the stock’s recent value. The extremes give us $52.90 and $84.81 for target low and target high price respectively. As such, YUMC has been trading -43.94% off suggested target high and 10.22% from its likely low.

Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) estimates and forecasts

Looking at statistics comparing Yum China Holdings Inc. share performance against respective industry, we note that the company has underperformed competitors. Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) shares are -3.01% down over the last 6 months, with its year-to-date growth rate lower than industry average at 4.58% against 32.10%. Revenue is forecast to shrink -10.30% this quarter before falling -5.70% for the next one. The rating firms project that company’s revenue will grow 23.80% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue forecast for the current quarter as set by 5 analysts is $2.85 billion. Meanwhile, for the quarter ending Dec 2021, a total of 5 analyst(s) estimate revenue growth to $2.58 billion.Earnings reports from the last fiscal year show that sales brought in $2.35 billion and $2.26 billion respectively in the corresponding quarters. In this case, analysts estimate current quarter sales to rise 21.30% before jumping 14.20% in the following quarter.

An assessment of the company’s 5-year growth patterns shows that annual earnings grew an estimated 18.30% for the past 5-year period. While 2021 is set for a 5.00% return in earnings, projections for the next 5 years are at 13.07% annually.

YUMC Dividends

Yum China Holdings Inc. has its next earnings report out between October 26 and November 01. However, it is important to take into account that this dividend yield ratio is just an indicator to only serve the purpose of guidance. Investors interested to invest in the stock should ponder company’s other fundamental and operations related aspects too. Yum China Holdings Inc. has a forward dividend ratio of 0.48, with the share yield ticking at 0.82% to continue the rising pattern observed over the past year. The company’s average dividend yield trailing the past 5-year period is 0.00%.

Yum China Holdings Inc. (NYSE:YUMC)’s Major holders

Yum China Holdings Inc. insiders hold 0.17% of total outstanding shares, with institutional holders owning 88.97% of the shares at 89.12% float percentage. In total, 88.97% institutions holds shares in the company, led by Invesco Ltd. As of Jun 29, 2021, the company held over 38.65 million shares (or 9.18% of shares), all amounting to roughly $2.56 billion.

The next major institution holding the largest number of shares is Blackrock Inc. with 34.15 million shares, or about 8.11% of shares outstanding. As of the market price on Jun 29, 2021, these shares were worth $2.26 billion.

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We also have Invesco Developing Markets Fund and Virtus Opportunities Tr-Virtus Vontobel Emerging Markets Opp Fd as the top two Mutual Funds with the largest holdings of the Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) shares. Going by data provided on Apr 29, 2021, Invesco Developing Markets Fund holds roughly 27.41 million shares. This is just over 6.51% of the total shares, with a market valuation of $1.72 billion. Data from the same date shows that the other fund manager holds a little less at 5.01 million, or 1.19% of the shares, all valued at about 331.95 million.

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