Checking in on Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) after recent insiders movement


Yum China Holdings Inc.’s recent filing unveils that its Director Yang William Wang unloaded Company’s shares for reported $144.09 million on Nov 03. In the deal valued at $45.12 per share,3,193,127 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, Yang William Wang now holds 13,171,651 shares worth roughly $ 649.63 million.

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Then, Hu Fred sold 3,193,127 shares, generating $144,089,856 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $45.12, the Director now owns 13,171,651 shares.

Before that, Yuen Aiken sold 1,480 shares. Yum China Holdings Inc. shares valued at $81,385 were divested by the Chief People Officer at a price of $54.99 per share. As a result of the transaction, Yuen Aiken now holds 4,468 shares, worth roughly $0.22 million.

Macquarie downgraded its Yum China Holdings Inc. [YUMC] rating to an Underperform from a a Neutral in a research note published on Monday. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Atlantic Equities’s analysts, who began to cover the stock in early April with a ‘”an Overweight”‘ rating. Credit Suisse began covering YUMC with “an Outperform” recommendation on October 29, 2020. CLSA started covering the stock on August 06, 2020. It rated YUMC as “a Buy”.

Price Performance Review of YUMC

On Monday, Yum China Holdings Inc. [NYSE:YUMC] saw its stock fall -1.24% to $49.32. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $49.31, but rose to a high of $50.53. Over the last five days, the stock has gained 19.27%. Yum China Holdings Inc. shares have fallen nearly -1.04% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have fallen -13.50% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $58.25 was reached on 03/02/22, a 52-week low of $33.55 was recorded on 03/14/22. SMA at 50 days reached $47.14, while 200 days put it at $45.61. A total of 2.92 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 4.53 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For YUMC Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 48.91, which if violated will result in even more drops to 48.50. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 50.13. A further resistance level may holdings at 50.94. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 60.50, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at 4.73, which suggests price will go up in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been bullish at 15.57%. Stochastics %K at 88.83% indicates the stock is a selling.

How much short interest is there in Yum China Holdings Inc.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Yum China Holdings Inc. stocks on Jul 14, 2022, growing by 0.19 million shares to a total of 10.41 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 10.22 million shares. There was a rise of 1.83%, which implies that there is a positive sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 2.47% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) rose to 2.53.

Yum China Holdings Inc. [YUMC] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from Invesco Advisers, Inc., it is revealed that the company now owns 39,476,527 shares, or roughly 9.41% of the outstanding YUMC shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have fallen by -386,883 from its previous 13-F filing of 39863410.0. Additionally, Massachusetts Financial Services decreased -1.38% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $826,672,927, while T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. reduced -6.69% of its stake to hold $682.2 million in the firm. Over the last quarter, BlackRock Fund Advisors sold -6,968,048 shares of Yum China Holdings Inc., while GuardCap Asset Management Ltd. sold 93,532 shares. At present, T. Rowe Price International Ltd. is holding 7,889,109 shares valued at $373.39 million. Loomis, Sayles & Co. LP owned 7,857,751 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $371.91 million.

According to FactSet, Yum China Holdings Inc.’s share price will average $56.95 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 14.54 percent from its previous closing price of $49.94. Analysts expect Yum China Holdings Inc. stock to reach the higher price of $65.00, while the lowest price estimate is $38.00. However, 25 analysts have rated YUMC stock as a Buy in their predictions for 2022.


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