BMO Capital Markets reiterated their hold rating on shares of Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

QSR has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Citigroup lifted their price target 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. Nomura boosted their target price on shares of Restaurant Brands International from $75.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. UBS Group set a $74.00 target price on shares of Restaurant Brands International and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Restaurant Brands International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, OTR Global raised shares of Restaurant Brands International to a positive rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $70.35.

Restaurant Brands International (QSR) opened at $57.78 on Tuesday. Restaurant Brands International has a 52-week low of $53.16 and a 52-week high of $68.89. The company has a market cap of $14,240.00, a P/E ratio of 40.13, a PEG ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a current ratio of 3.45 and a quick ratio of 3.38.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.09. Restaurant Brands International had a net margin of 12.40% and a return on equity of 23.53%. The company had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Restaurant Brands International will post 2.01 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.12%. This is an increase from Restaurant Brands International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. Restaurant Brands International’s payout ratio is currently 58.33%.

In other Restaurant Brands International news, EVP Jose E. Cil sold 99,151 shares of Restaurant Brands International stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were 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 in the company, valued at $25,847,552.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Marc Caira sold 49,804 shares of Restaurant Brands International stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.62, for a total transaction of $3,268,138.48. Following the sale, the director now owns 124,643 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,179,073.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.05% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in Restaurant Brands International during the third quarter worth $1,003,000. Suvretta Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Restaurant Brands International by 12.1% during the third quarter. Suvretta Capital Management LLC now owns 3,861,310 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $246,660,000 after buying an additional 415,540 shares in the last quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Restaurant Brands International by 40.0% during the third quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. now owns 52,563 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $3,358,000 after buying an additional 15,012 shares in the last quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Restaurant Brands International during the third quarter worth $2,126,000. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in Restaurant Brands International by 0.8% during the third quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,601,194 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $102,285,000 after buying an additional 12,006 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.62% of the company’s stock.

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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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