Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $71.27.

QSR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen raised shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $64.00 to $74.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $67.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. UBS Group set a $74.00 price target on shares of Restaurant Brands International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price target on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research report on Friday, July 20th.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QSR. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 5.7% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 9,720,571 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $553,295,000 after acquiring an additional 527,574 shares during the period. Hound Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 71.8% during the first quarter. Hound Partners LLC now owns 5,036,214 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $286,661,000 after acquiring an additional 2,105,381 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 39.4% during the first quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 4,857,056 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $276,464,000 after acquiring an additional 1,373,701 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 24.3% during the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 4,763,269 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $271,125,000 after acquiring an additional 931,740 shares during the period. Finally, Baillie Gifford & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 5.8% during the second quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 3,388,671 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $204,281,000 after acquiring an additional 186,889 shares during the period. 79.32% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of QSR stock traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $59.43. 95,382 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,753,758. Restaurant Brands International has a fifty-two week low of $53.09 and a fifty-two week high of $68.89. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.84. The company has a market capitalization of $14.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.33, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.42.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.02. Restaurant Brands International had a net margin of 13.68% and a return on equity of 28.10%. The business had revenue of $1.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.51 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Restaurant Brands International will post 2.7 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. Restaurant Brands International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 85.71%.

Restaurant Brands International Company Profile

Restaurant Brands International Inc owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under the Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK), and Popeyes (PLK) brand names. The company operates through three segments: TH, BK, and PLK. Its restaurants offer blend coffee, tea, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, donuts, Timbits, bagels, muffins, cookies and pastries, grilled paninis, classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, soft drinks, chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other seafood, red beans and rice, and other food items.

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