QSR stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
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.
|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?
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-5||Piper Jaffray Companies||Overweight||Market Perform|
|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|
QSR stock analysis
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.
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 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 $81.60How 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-5||Piper Jaffray Companies||Reiterates||$80.00||$90.00||12.5%|
|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||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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.
|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 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.
|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 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 shares||298.1 M|
|Float shares||265.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||85.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||3.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$63.03 - $64.28|
|Average true range||$1.08|
|50d mov avg||$64.85|
|100d mov avg||$67.68|
|200d mov avg||$68.06|
Restaurant Brands International performanceTo 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 :
Restaurant Brands International competitorsUnfortunately, 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.
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