QSR stock: buy or sell?

QSR stock price: $64.13 1.52% At close on January 17th, 2020

Updated on:
January 17th, 2020


Shares of Restaurant Brands International gained a fine 1.52% and closed at $64.13.

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?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Restaurant Brands International stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Restaurant Brands International stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for QSR stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for QSR stock, with 10 positive ratings.
Is QSR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-5Piper Jaffray CompaniesOverweightMarket Perform
2019-9-30Longbow ResearchUnderperformNeutral
2019-8-6Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform
2019-8-5SunTrust Banksn/aBuy
2019-8-5BMO Capital Marketsn/aOutperform
2019-7-29Goldman Sachs Groupn/aNeutral
2019-7-22Wells Fargo & Con/aMarket Perform
2019-7-12UBS GroupBuyBuy
2019-6-25Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform
2019-5-9Jefferies Financial Groupn/aHold

QSR stock analysis

Daily outlook

Restaurant Brands International gained a fine 1.52% and closed at $64.13.

Restaurant Brands International shares gained 1.52% to $64.13 yesterday. Since October when QSR stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-3.81 per share (-5.61%). QSR marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $65.05 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. On August, QSR hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $77.64 recorded on August. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

QSR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding for 4 weeks, this week Restaurant Brands International jumped a nice 2.64%, closing at $64.13. After 4 weeks sliding, this week raised a 2.56%.

Restaurant Brands International is sliding further to find new supports after dropping under the support. Far behind is the all-time high Restaurant Brands International hit late August 2019 and since then the price is -18.12% below that top. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late October 2019, QSR fell $-3.81 per share (-5.61%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average line is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

QSR stock chart (weekly)

QSR stock price history

QSR stock went public on December 11th, 2014 with a price of $31.691. Since then, QSR stock grew a 102.40%, with a yearly average of 20.50%. If you had invested right after QSR's IPO a $1,000 in QSR stock in 2014, it would worth $1,024.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

QSR stock historical price chart

QSR stock reached all-time highs on August with a price of $78.32.

QSR stock price target is $81.60

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We found 13 price targets for Restaurant Brands International stock published in the last 30 days:
QSR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-5Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterates$80.00$90.0012.5%
2019-8-6Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$78.00$83.006.4%
2019-8-5SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$86.00-
2019-8-5StephensRaises Target$75.00$82.009.3%
2019-8-5KeyCorpRaises Target$72.00$85.0018.1%
2019-8-5BMO Capital MarketsRaises Target$76.00$84.0010.5%
2019-7-29Goldman Sachs GroupInitiatesn/a$71.00-
2019-7-22Wells Fargo & CoReiterates$70.00$79.0012.9%
2019-7-12UBS GroupReiterates$74.00$79.006.8%
2019-5-9Jefferies Financial GroupInitiatesn/a$70.00-
2019-5-16BarclaysRaises Target$73.00$77.005.5%
(in average)$75.10$81.609.0%
Moving in a range from $90.00 and $70.00, the price target for Restaurant Brands International stock is $81.60. In average, analysts' outlook on QSR price target is positive, increasing the forecast by a 9.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Restaurant Brands International matched the expectations of the analysts and reported an EPS of $0.68 per share. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
QSR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Restaurant Brands International annual revenues climbed an outstanding 17.07% to $5,357.00 M USD from $4,576.00 marked in 2017. In contrast, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) decreased to 11.42%, that is $612.00 million.

QSR annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,180 M-$241 M20.4%-
2014$1,197 M1.47%$158 M13.2%-34.39%
2015$4,052 M238.44%$375 M9.3%137.41%
2016$4,146 M2.31%$616 M14.8%64.12%
2017$4,576 M10.38%$648 M14.2%5.26%
2018$5,357 M17.07%$612 M11.4%-5.56%

Quarterly financial results

Restaurant Brands International posted $1,384.50 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 0.67% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $163.00 M with a profit margin of 11.77%. Profit margin inched a 2.06% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.71%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Restaurant Brands International sales marked a dazzling growth and rocketed a 12.18%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Restaurant Brands International posted 4 negative quarters in a row.
QSR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
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 M1.59%$148 M11.8%-31.32%
2018-Q2$1,343 M7.15%$168 M12.5%13.40%
2018-Q3$1,375 M2.37%$134 M9.7%-20.29%
2018-Q4$1,385 M0.67%$163 M11.8%22.01%
2019-Q1$1,266 M-8.56%$135 M10.7%-17.18%

Restaurant Brands International ownership

When you are planning to invest in 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 3.32% of all shares.

Bearish positions for QSR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$19.1 B
Total shares298.1 M
Float shares265.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)85.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%

QSR summary

Friday, January 17th, 2020
Day range$63.03 - $64.28
Previous close$63.17
Session gain1.52%
Average true range$1.08
50d mov avg$64.85
100d mov avg$67.68
200d mov avg$68.06
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt01c

Restaurant Brands International performance

To better understand Restaurant Brands International performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Restaurant Brands International performance to :
QSRRestaurant Brands...-6.52%-10.89%14.97%

Restaurant Brands International competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Restaurant Brands International competitor. This doesn't mean Restaurant Brands International does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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