Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 1,904,311 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 43% from the previous session’s volume of 1,328,434 shares.The stock last traded at $41.36 and had previously closed at $41.48.

Several brokerages have issued reports on QSR. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Piper Jaffray Cos. restated an “overweight” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research note on Friday, May 27th. Finally, Longbow Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.36.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $41.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $38.29. The company has a market cap of $9.64 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.27.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $918.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $931.04 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. Restaurant Brands International’s revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Restaurant Brands International will post $1.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 16th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This is a boost from Restaurant Brands International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 12th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.45%.

In other Restaurant Brands International news, Director Marc Caira sold 100,000 shares of Restaurant Brands International stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.02, for a total transaction of $4,302,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 121,513 shares in the company, valued at $5,227,489.26. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

A number of large investors recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Shell Asset Management Co. bought a new stake in shares of Restaurant Brands International during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,126,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Restaurant Brands International during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,223,000. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its stake in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 57,752 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,161,000 after buying an additional 2,760 shares during the last quarter. Tributary Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 13.6% in the fourth quarter. Tributary Capital Management LLC now owns 79,420 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,967,000 after buying an additional 9,520 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc. raised its stake in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 47.1% in the fourth quarter. Garnet Equity Capital Holdings Inc. now owns 125,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,670,000 after buying an additional 40,000 shares during the last quarter.

Restaurant Brands International Inc is a quick service restaurant (QSR) company. The Company operates approximately 19,000 restaurants in over 100 countries and the United States territories. Its Burger King (BK) and Tim Hortons (TH) brands have similar franchised business models. The Company operates through two segments: TH, which includes all operations of its Tim Hortons brand and BK, which includes all operations of its Burger King brand.

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