NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Restaurant Brands  (QSR - Get Report) stock is up 4.38% to $31.69 in early afternoon trading on Friday ahead of the company's 2015 fourth quarter results, due out before the market open on Tuesday.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are projecting the quick service restaurant company to report earnings of 29 cents per share on revenue of $1.03 billion.

Restaurant Brands reported a loss of $2.52 per share on revenue of $416.3 million during the 2014 fourth quarter.

Additionally, the company's Burger King restaurants will begin offering two hot dogs starting on February 23. 

"We are not seeing grilled dogs as a product launch, we are tapping into a new category -- this is probably the biggest thing we have done as a brand in a few decades," Alex Macedo, Burger King's president of North America, said at an event earlier this week.

Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: QSR

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