QSR stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
Restaurant Brands International Inc. owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under the Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK), and Popeyes (PLK) brand names.
Should I buy QSR stock?You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Restaurant Brands International stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Restaurant Brands International stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for QSR stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for QSR stock, with 11 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-6||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-8-5||BMO Capital Markets||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-7-29||Goldman Sachs Group||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-7-22||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Market Perform|
|2019-6-25||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-5-9||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Hold|
|2019-4-5||Sanford C. Bernstein||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-4-16||Wells Fargo & Co||Market Perform||Market Perform|
QSR stock analysis
Restaurant Brands International ended today at $75.42 and remained steady a tight -0.03%.
Shares of Restaurant Brands International closed today at $75.42 and remained stable a tight -0.03%. QSR is soaring again after a 3.07% correction from its last top on August/13 at $75.55. On August 7th, QSR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Aug/2 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since June when QSR stock price broke up the SMA50d line, it gained $10.25 (15.73%).
Restaurant Brands International shares stepped up 1.21% this week, ending at $75.42.
Restaurant Brands International stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last all-time high Restaurant Brands International marked early August. Late March, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 19.75%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid January, QSR climbed $19.75 (35.48%).
QSR stock price history
QSR IPO was on December 11th, 2014 at $32.15 per share1. Since then, QSR stock grew a 134.60%, with an average of 33.70% per year. If you had invested right after QSR's IPO a $1,000 in QSR stock in 2014, it would worth $1,346.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
QSR stock historical price chart
QSR stock reached all-time highs on Aug 7th with a price of $78.26.
QSR stock price target is $79.30Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' QSR stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we found 12 price predictions for Restaurant Brands International stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-6||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterates||$78.00||$83.00||6.4%|
|2019-8-5||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$86.00||-|
|2019-8-5||BMO Capital Markets||Raises Target||$76.00||$84.00||10.5%|
|2019-7-29||Goldman Sachs Group||Initiates||n/a||$71.00||-|
|2019-7-22||Wells Fargo & Co||Reiterates||$70.00||$79.00||12.9%|
|2019-5-9||Jefferies Financial Group||Initiates||n/a||$70.00||-|
|2019-4-16||Wells Fargo & Co||Raises Target||$68.00||$70.00||2.9%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Restaurant Brands International was in line with the estimates of the analysts and reported an EPS of $0.68 per share. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Restaurant Brands International annual revenues skyrocketed an amazing 17.07% to $5,357.00 M dollars from $4,576.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) depreciated a -2.74% to 11.42%.
|2013||$1,180 M||-||$241 M20.4%||-|
|2014||$1,197 M||1.47%||$158 M13.2%||-34.39%|
|2015||$4,052 M||238.44%||$375 M9.3%||137.41%|
|2016||$4,146 M||2.31%||$616 M14.8%||64.12%|
|2017||$4,576 M||10.38%||$648 M14.2%||5.26%|
|2018||$5,357 M||17.07%||$612 M11.4%||-5.56%|
Quarterly financial resultsRestaurant Brands International posted $1,384.50 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 0.67% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $163.00 M with a profit margin of 11.77%. Profit margin grew a 2.06% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.71%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Restaurant Brands International sales marked an extraordinary growth and boosted a 12.18%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Restaurant Brands International posted 4 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$1,520 M||-||$211 M13.9%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,510 M||-0.66%||$199 M13.2%||-5.66%|
|2017-Q4||$1,234 M||-18.26%||$215 M17.4%||8.05%|
|2018-Q1||$1,254 M||1.59%||$148 M11.8%||-31.32%|
|2018-Q2||$1,343 M||7.15%||$168 M12.5%||13.40%|
|2018-Q3||$1,375 M||2.37%||$134 M9.7%||-20.29%|
|2018-Q4||$1,385 M||0.67%||$163 M11.8%||22.01%|
|2019-Q1||$1,266 M||-8.56%||$135 M10.7%||-17.18%|
Restaurant Brands International ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
Restaurant Brands International shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 3.60% of all shares.
Bearish positions for QSR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Restaurant Brands International:
|Market cap||$19.0 B||$2.5 B||$167.6 B||$0.0 M|
|Total shares||251.5 M||29.5 M||763.6 M||0.0 M|
|Float shares||220.2 M||24.1 M||763.1 M||180.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||92.0%||105.9%||70.0%||78.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||3.6%||1.8%||0.1%||8.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$74.38 - $76.57|
|Average true range||$1.75|
|50d mov avg||$72.58|
|100d mov avg||$69.33|
|200d mov avg||$63.70|
Restaurant Brands International performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Restaurant Brands International, the comparison is made against Jack In The Box, McDonald's and Wendy's.
|JACKJack In The Box||8.44%||7.84%||-0.71%|
Restaurant Brands International competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of Restaurant Brands International competitors to review if you are interested in investing in QSR:
Latest QSR stock news
- InvestorPlaceRestaurant Brands International: Burger King Needs a Better TacoJuly 12, 2019
- InvestorPlaceRestaurant Brands International Earnings: QSR Stock Sinks on Q1 EPS MissApril 29, 2019
- InvestorPlaceRestaurant Brands International Earnings: QSR Reports Q4 EPS BeatFebruary 11, 2019
- Seeking AlphaRestaurant Brands International: King Of The Quick Service Restaurant IndustryJanuary 16, 2019
- Seeking AlphaRestaurant Brands International Is UndervaluedJanuary 16, 2019