Restaurant Brands International (QSR) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.21

News articles about Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Restaurant Brands International earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.0439514605627 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $71.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Nomura increased their price objective on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $75.00 to $81.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. UBS Group set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Restaurant Brands International and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Restaurant Brands International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, OTR Global upgraded shares of Restaurant Brands International to a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $70.47.

Shares of Restaurant Brands International (NYSE QSR) opened at $56.43 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 3.38 and a current ratio of 3.45. Restaurant Brands International has a one year low of $50.60 and a one year high of $68.89. The stock has a market cap of $14,070.00, a P/E ratio of 39.19, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.52.

In other news, EVP Jose E. Cil sold 38,480 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $2,501,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 350,613 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,789,845. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Jose E. Cil sold 99,151 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.05, for a total transaction of $6,449,772.55. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 397,349 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,847,552.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 187,435 shares of company stock valued at $12,219,111. 3.05% of the stock is currently owned by company 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 20,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and the United States territories, as of December 31, 2016. It operates through two segments: Tim Hortons (TH) and Burger King (BK). Tim Hortons restaurants are quick service restaurants with a menu that includes blend coffee, tea, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, baked goods, including donuts, Timbits, bagels, muffins, cookies and pastries, grilled paninis, classic sandwiches, wraps and soups, among others.

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