What Made Stifel Nicolaus Downgrade Restaurant Brands International’s Stock?

In a report released yesterday, Chris O`Cull from Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Restaurant Brands International (QSRResearch Report) to Hold, with a price target of $58.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $55.16, close to its 52-week low of $53.47.

According to, O`Cull is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.4% and a 61.4% success rate. O`Cull covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as First Watch Restaurant Group, Dave & Busters Entertainment, and Papa John’s International.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Restaurant Brands International is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $62.79, a 7.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 28, BMO Capital also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a C$61.00 price target.

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Restaurant Brands International’s market cap is currently $17.66B and has a P/E ratio of 21.01.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 162 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of QSR in relation to earlier this year.

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Restaurant Brands International, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the operation of quick service restaurants. It operates through the following segments: Tim Hortons, Burger King, and Popeyes. The Tim Hortons segment provides donut, coffee, and tea restaurant services. The Burger King segment manages fast food hamburger restaurant. The Popeyes segment handles chicken category of the quick service segment of the restaurant industry. The company was founded on August 25, 2014 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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