Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Restaurant Brands International (QSR) Stock Price

Media stories about Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Restaurant Brands International earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.0179058040577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Shares of Restaurant Brands International stock traded down $0.56 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 987,404 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,530,146. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64. Restaurant Brands International has a 1 year low of $54.00 and a 1 year high of $68.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,784.82, a P/E ratio of 22.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.48.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.09. Restaurant Brands International had a return on equity of 24.56% and a net margin of 12.70%. The firm had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Restaurant Brands International will post 2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This is an increase from Restaurant Brands International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. Restaurant Brands International’s dividend payout ratio is 70.87%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on QSR. TheStreet upgraded Restaurant Brands International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Mizuho began coverage on Restaurant Brands International in a report on Thursday, March 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on Restaurant Brands International from $77.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price target on Restaurant Brands International from $74.00 to $71.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Restaurant Brands International has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $70.06.

In other news, insider Alexandre Macedo sold 51,870 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.31, for a total transaction of $3,076,409.70. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 92,192 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,467,907.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jill Granat sold 187,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.07, for a total value of $11,072,671.50. Following the sale, the insider now owns 94,259 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,567,879.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 471,676 shares of company stock valued at $27,885,174. 3.05% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Restaurant Brands International Company Profile

Restaurant Brands International Inc is a quick service restaurant (QSR) company. The Company had over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and the United States territories, as of September 30, 2017. It operates through three segments: Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK) and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLK).

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