Media coverage about Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Restaurant Brands International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.4538359425843 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Ali Hedayat Acquires 5,000 Shares of Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2018 EPS Estimates for Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) Decreased by Oppenheimer (americanbankingnews.com)
- Traders Purchase Large Volume of Restaurant Brands International Put Options (QSR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Oppenheimer Brokers Decrease Earnings Estimates for Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) Increases Dividend to $0.45 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Restaurant Brands International (NYSE QSR) traded up $0.73 during trading on Friday, hitting $59.02. 1,580,082 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,040,000. The company has a market cap of $14,220.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.99, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.52. The company has a quick ratio of 3.38, a current ratio of 3.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70. Restaurant Brands International has a 12-month low of $53.54 and a 12-month high of $68.89.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This is a positive change from Restaurant Brands International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. Restaurant Brands International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.33%.
Several research firms recently weighed in on QSR. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $69.00 to $77.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 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 report on Monday, November 6th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $74.00 to $71.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Restaurant Brands International in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, 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 report on Tuesday, January 30th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $70.35.
In other news, Director Marc Caira sold 49,804 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.62, for a total value of $3,268,138.48. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 124,643 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,179,073.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Ali Hedayat bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $58.00 per share, with a total value of $290,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 37,592 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,180,336. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 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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