Restaurant Brands International (QSR) Earns News Impact Score of 2.29

Media headlines about Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Restaurant Brands International earned a coverage optimism score of 2.29 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned headlines about the restaurant operator an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Restaurant Brands International’s analysis:

QSR stock opened at $67.47 on Friday. Restaurant Brands International has a 12-month low of $50.20 and a 12-month high of $68.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.47, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The company has a market capitalization of $16.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.65, a P/E/G ratio of 2.68 and a beta of 1.39.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 29th. The restaurant operator reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by ($0.04). Restaurant Brands International had a return on equity of 29.58% and a net margin of 11.16%. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts expect that Restaurant Brands International will post 2.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 17th will be given a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 14th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.96%. Restaurant Brands International’s payout ratio is 76.05%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Longbow Research lowered shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $70.50 to $55.00 in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $73.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Restaurant Brands International has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.83.

In other news, insider Jill Granat sold 35,621 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.30, for a total transaction of $2,219,188.30. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 276,457 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,223,271.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Alexandre Macedo sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.03, for a total transaction of $6,203,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 289,864 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,980,263.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.78% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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