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Consider this ‘activist bargain’ a buy

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, prominent activist investors are targeting quality companies they see as bargains, including fast-food operator Restaurant Brands and cloud-computing specialist Box. However, we see just one of them as suitable for your new buying.

Earnings are up 10.3% at Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Earnings are up 10.3% at Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Improved same-store sales led to a 6.8% revenue jump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A continuing push to develop new menus and increase revenue should further enhance the firm’s international growth prospects.

The stock trades at 17.7 times the company’s 2020 earnings forecast.

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