Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the nineteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $70.63.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 21st. UBS Group set a $74.00 price target on shares of Restaurant Brands International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 20th. Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $67.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $70.00 price target (up previously from $61.00) on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price target on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a report on Friday, July 20th.

Shares of NYSE QSR opened at $57.98 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.61, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.84. Restaurant Brands International has a one year low of $53.09 and a one year high of $68.89.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.36 billion. Restaurant Brands International had a net margin of 13.68% and a return on equity of 28.10%. The firm’s revenue was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Restaurant Brands International will post 2.68 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 7th were issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 6th. Restaurant Brands International’s payout ratio is 85.71%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in QSR. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 6.3% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 244,606 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $13,923,000 after buying an additional 14,440 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 193.9% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 31,575 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,795,000 after buying an additional 20,831 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew 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 worth $553,295,000 after buying an additional 527,574 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 20.7% during the 1st quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 10,054 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $572,000 after acquiring an additional 1,723 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its position in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 104.8% during the 1st quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 45,096 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,567,000 after acquiring an additional 23,076 shares during the last quarter. 79.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Restaurant Brands International

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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