QSR stock: buy or sell?

QSR stock price: $75.42 -0.03% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019


Shares of Restaurant Brands International remained stable a tight -0.03% and closed at $75.42.

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.

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?

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.
Is QSR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
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
2019-4-5Sanford C. Bernsteinn/aOutperform
2019-4-16Wells Fargo & CoMarket PerformMarket Perform

QSR stock analysis

Daily outlook

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%).

QSR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $79.30

Predicting 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:
QSR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
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%
2019-4-16Wells Fargo & CoRaises Target$68.00$70.002.9%
(in average)$73.80$79.307.0%
The price forecast for Restaurant Brands International stock is $79.30, moving in a range between $86.00 and $70.00. In average, analysts' outlook on QSR price target is positive, improving the target by a 7.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On 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.
QSR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 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%.

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 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.
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 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 shares251.5 M29.5 M763.6 M0.0 M
Float shares220.2 M24.1 M763.1 M180.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)92.0%105.9%70.0%78.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.6%1.8%0.1%8.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

QSR summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Day range$74.38 - $76.57
Previous close$75.44
Session gain-0.03%
Average true range$1.75
50d mov avg$72.58
100d mov avg$69.33
200d mov avg$63.70
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Restaurant Brands International performance

To 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.
QSRRestaurant Brands...11.03%20.67%31.97%
JACKJack In The Box8.44%7.84%-0.71%

Restaurant Brands International competitors

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