How Will Burger King (BKW) Stock React To China Food Scare Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Burger King Worldwide (BKW) are slightly up 0.8% to $26.34 in early market trading despite the recent food scare in China that's affecting the hamburger meat it receives from a supplier that used product from Shanghai Husi Food Co. 

Shanghai food regulators shut down the Husi factory on Sunday, pending an investigation into the allegations, Reuters reports.

Burger King is one of many food chains affected globally by the shutdown, including Starbucks (SBUX), Papa John's International (PZZA) and McDonald's (MCD).

TheStreet Ratings team rates BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC (BKW) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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