Digging Up the Facts on Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR)

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Restaurants. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $61.48, down from yesterday’s close by -0.63%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) currently trades with a market capitalization of $14.85 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 12.35 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.48 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.56 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.41% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how QSR has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Restaurant Brands International Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $68.89. It is now trading 7.41% off that level. The stock is trading $63.78 its 50-day moving average by 2.3%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $46.88.

In recent action, Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR) has made a move of -1.93% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 3.83% with $194.40 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of QSR.

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