Topic: How To Invest

Power Growth Investor Hotline – Friday, February 14, 2020

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RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC., $67.24, is a #1 Power Buy for 2020. The stock (symbol QSR on New York) gives you exposure to the world’s third-largest fast-food operator. That’s after McDonald’s (No. 1) and Yum Brands (No. 2). The company has 27,086 outlets in over 100 countries: 18,838 Burger King, 4,932 Tim Hortons (coffee and donuts), and 3,316 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (fried chicken). The company continues to successfully open new outlets, particularly outside of North America. Restaurant Brands is also sharing its success with investors. Starting with the April 2020 payment, it will increase your quarterly dividend by 4.0%, to $0.52 U.S. a share from $0.50 U.S. The new annual rate of $2.08 U.S. a share yields an attractive 3.1%. In the quarter ended December 31, 2019, overall sales rose 6.8%, to $1.48 billion from $1.39 billion a year earlier (all amounts except share price in U.S. dollars). That also exceeded the consensus forecast of $1.46 billion. Same-store sales improved 2.8% at Burger King and…

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