Wendy's Company (The) Company Profile (NASDAQ:WEN)

About Wendy's Company (The)

WendyThe Wendy's Company is the parent company of its subsidiary holding company Wendy's Restaurants, LLC (Wendy's Restaurants). Wendy's Restaurants is the parent company of Wendy's International, LLC (Wendy's), which is the owner and franchisor of the Wendy's restaurant system in the United States. Wendy's is the restaurant company specializing in the hamburger sandwich segment. Wendy's is engaged in the business of operating, developing and franchising a system of restaurants serving food. The Company operates approximately 6,080 Wendy's restaurants in North America. Of these restaurants, over 630 are operated by Wendy's and over 5,440 by approximately 390 franchisees. It also operates approximately 400 franchised Wendy's restaurants in over 30 countries and territories other than North America. Wendy's is also a partner in a Canadian restaurant real estate joint venture with a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a restaurant company that owns the Tim Hortons brand.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: WEN
  • CUSIP: 95058W10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $14.15
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $13.744
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $11.904
  • 52-Week Range: $9.15 - $14.47
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.867
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.23
  • P/E Growth: 1.860
  • Market Cap: $3.49B
  • Outstanding Shares: 246,600,000
  • Beta: 0.97
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 11.74%
  • Return on Equity: 16.62%
  • Return on Assets: 2.88%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.67%
  • Current Ratio: 2.31%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.30%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.31)
Consensus Price Target: $12.92 (8.54% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/21/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSector Perform$14.00View Rating Details
2/19/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$14.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017StephensReiterated RatingOverweight$16.00View Rating Details
2/7/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$13.00 -> $13.50View Rating Details
1/6/2017Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
12/7/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$11.00View Rating Details
12/1/2016GuggenheimDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
11/28/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$12.50View Rating Details
11/25/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$15.00View Rating Details
11/10/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHold$11.50View Rating Details
10/5/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$13.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$12.00 -> $11.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$12.00 -> $11.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/4/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
3/11/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$12.50View Rating Details
2/10/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$12.00 -> $11.00View Rating Details
12/3/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingNeutral$9.00 -> $12.00View Rating Details
11/20/2015Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSell$28.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/10/2017        
2/16/2017Q416$0.09$0.08$309.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q316$0.10$0.11$350.35 million$364.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2016Q216$0.09$0.10$366.92 million$382.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2016Q116$0.06$0.11$352.21 million$378.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q415$0.11$0.12$456.14 million$464.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.08$0.09$436.95 million$464.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.09$0.08$488.69 million$489.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q1$0.05$0.06$475.63 million$466.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q414$0.10$0.10$509.50 million$502.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.09$0.08$516.27 million$512.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.10$0.09$515.86 million$523.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q1$0.05$0.07$498.20 million$523.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$0.06$0.11$611.32 million$592.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.06$0.08$645.44 million$640.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.06$0.08$655.90 million$650.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.03$0.03$613.65 million$603.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/16/2013Prelim 2013$0.04$0.08$637.94 million$629.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$0.05$0.03$639.76 million$636.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.05$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.03$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2012$0.02$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.04$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2011$0.05$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2011$0.02$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.46 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.56 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.07$0.07$0.07
Q2 20161$0.11$0.11$0.11
Q4 20161$0.09$0.09$0.09
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
Annual Dividend:$0.26
Dividend Yield:1.84%
Payout Ratio:38.24% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
56.52% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
46.43% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/16/2017quarterly$0.071.98%2/27/20173/1/20173/15/2017
11/9/2016quarterly$0.072.29%11/29/201612/1/201612/15/2016
8/4/2016quarterly$0.062.42%8/30/20169/1/20169/15/2016
5/11/2016quarterly$0.065/27/20166/1/20166/15/2016
2/17/2016quarterly$0.062/26/20163/1/20163/15/2016
10/28/2015quarterly$0.0611/27/201512/1/201512/15/2015
7/30/2015quarterly$0.068/28/20159/1/20159/15/2015
5/1/2015quarterly$0.062.1%5/28/20156/1/20156/15/2015
2/18/2015quarterly$0.061.95%2/26/20153/2/20153/16/2015
11/6/2014quarterly$0.062.65%11/26/201412/1/201412/15/2014
7/31/2014quarterly$0.052.47%8/28/20149/2/20149/16/2014
5/15/2014quarterly$0.052.48%5/30/20146/2/20146/16/2014
2/20/2014quarterly$0.052.02%2/27/20143/3/20143/17/2014
10/31/2013quarterly$0.052.29%11/27/201312/2/201312/16/2013
7/23/2013quarterly$0.052.81%8/29/20139/3/20139/17/2013
5/2/2013quarterly$0.042.71%5/30/20136/3/20136/17/2013
2/13/2013quarterly$0.043.02%2/27/20133/1/20133/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 22.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.19%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/6/2016Edward P GardenMajor ShareholderBuy3,743,384$12.79$47,877,881.36View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Todd Allan PenegorCFOBuy10,000$10.48$104,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Scott A. WeisberginsiderBuy10,000$9.36$93,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Peter W MayDirectorSell4,069,412$11.29$45,943,661.48View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Trian Fund Management, L.P.Major ShareholderSell3,591,889$11.29$40,552,426.81View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Edward P GardenDirectorSell7,226,470$11.37$82,164,963.90View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Trian Fund Management, L.P.Major ShareholderSell7,183,775$11.37$81,679,521.75View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014R. Scott ToopSVPBuy10,408$8.17$85,033.36View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014R. Scott ToopSVPBuy10,080$8.37$84,369.60View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014John PetersSVPSell176,357$9.48$1,671,864.36View SEC Filing  
1/22/2014John PetersSVPSell34,629$9.20$318,586.80View SEC Filing  
1/15/2014Nelson PeltzDirectorSell16,200,000$8.90$144,180,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013R. Scott ToopSVPBuy10,000$8.49$84,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2013Roland SmithDirectorSell3,477,513$8.56$29,767,511.28View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013R. Scott ToopSVPBuy16,000$8.41$134,560.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Stephen HareCFOSell48,000$7.93$380,640.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013R. Scott ToopSVPBuy13,500$7.38$99,630.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Steven B GrahamCAOSell3,900$7.05$27,495.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012Scott A WeisbergInsiderBuy20,000$4.33$86,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012Jack Gumpert WassermanDirectorBuy1,000$4.41$4,410.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)
DateHeadline
News IconWendy's plans for ordering kiosks in 1,000 stores this year (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.dispatch.com - February 21 at 4:10 PM
seekingalpha.com logoThe Wendy's Company 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NASDAQ:WEN)
seekingalpha.com - February 21 at 4:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoLawsuit for Investors in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) against Directors announced by Shareholders Foundation (NASDAQ:WEN)
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 4:10 PM
capitalcube.com logoThe Wendy’s Co. :WEN-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 21, 2017 (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.capitalcube.com - February 21 at 4:10 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Delight Restaurant Group announces acquisition of 30 ... - Reuters (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.reuters.com - February 21 at 8:12 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Delight Restaurant Group announces acquisition of 30 Wendy's restaurants from The Wendy's Company - Reuters UK (NASDAQ:WEN)
uk.reuters.com - February 21 at 8:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDelight Restaurant Group Announces Acquisition Of 30 Wendy's Restaurants From The Wendy's Company As Part Of ... - Yahoo Finance (NASDAQ:WEN)
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 8:12 AM
News IconStock Price of Wendys Company (The) (WEN) Decreases -1.4% - Energy Index (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.energyindexwatch.com - February 21 at 8:12 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Delight Restaurant Group announces acquisition of 30 Wendy's restaurants from The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.reuters.com - February 20 at 7:35 PM
News IconWendy's Love Letter to Beef Producers (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.dtnpf.com - February 20 at 7:35 PM
News IconDelight Restaurant Group Announces Acquisition Of 30 Wendy's Restaurants From The Wendy's Company As Part (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.restaurantnews.com - February 20 at 7:35 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoDelight Restaurant Group Announces Acquisition Of 30 Wendy's Restaurants From The Wendy's Company As Part Of The Company's Previously Announced System Optimization Initiative (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 20 at 7:35 PM
News IconWedbush Reiterates Neutral Rating for Wendy's Company (The) (WEN) (NASDAQ:WEN)
brassale.net - February 20 at 8:11 AM
News IconSignificant Mover of Yesterday: The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.graffiotech.com - February 20 at 8:11 AM
News IconThe Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN): Up to Date Analyst Ratings (NASDAQ:WEN)
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capitalcube.com logoThe Wendy’s Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WEN-US : February 20, 2017 (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.capitalcube.com - February 20 at 8:11 AM
marketrealist.com logoHere’s What Could Drive Jack in the Box’s Fiscal 1Q17 EPS (NASDAQ:WEN)
marketrealist.com - February 20 at 8:11 AM
fool.com logoWhy Did Wendy's Company Stock Gain 25% in 2016? - Motley Fool (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.fool.com - February 19 at 8:11 AM
nasdaq.com logoUPDATE 2-Wendy's sees lower same-store sales growth, shares slip (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.nasdaq.com - February 18 at 7:35 PM
bizjournals.com logoWhat's the Wendy's test kitchen cooking up now? Check out what may hit menus next (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.bizjournals.com - February 18 at 7:35 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoWendy's misses Street 4Q forecasts (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:19 AM
News IconBRIEF-Wendy's Co reports Q4 earnings per share $0.11 from continuing operations (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.businessinsider.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
News IconEarnings Announcement is near for The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) (NASDAQ:WEN)
hoyentv.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
News IconWendy Bell is positive people are craving good news (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.post-gazette.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
News IconWendy's reports preliminary Q4 results (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.meatpoultry.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
nasdaq.com logoThe Wendy''s Company Announces 38% Decline In Q4 Profit (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
prnewswire.com logoThe Wendy's Company Reports Preliminary 2016 Results; Announces 2017 Outlook and Updates 2020 Goals (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.prnewswire.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoWendy's Reports Mixed Q4 Report (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
fool.com logoWhy Did Wendy's Company Stock Gain 25% in 2016? (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoDespite Mouth-Watering Buybacks And Dividends, Wendy's Steep Valuation Might Give Investors Pause (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoWendy's (WEN) Lags Q4 Earnings & Revenues; Gives Outlook (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
capitalcube.com logoThe Wendy’s Co. :WEN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 17, 2017 (NASDAQ:WEN)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:10 PM
News IconWendy's misses Street 4Q forecasts - Virginian-Pilot (NASDAQ:WEN)
pilotonline.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
News IconSession activity on The Wendy's Company(NASDAQ:WEN) stock is placing it on today's most active list. After a recent ... - Winfield Review (NASDAQ:WEN)
winfieldreview.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
News IconThe Technical Facts on The Wendy's Company (WEN) - The USA Commerce (NASDAQ:WEN)
theusacommerce.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
News IconThe Wendy's Company (WEN) Stock Price - Napoleon Northwest Signal (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.northwestsignal.net - February 17 at 7:16 AM
benzinga.com logoWendy's Reports Mixed Q4 Report - Benzinga (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.benzinga.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
rttnews.com logoThe Wendy's Company Announces 38% Decline In Q4 Profit - RTT News (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.rttnews.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Wendy's Company Reports Preliminary 2016 Results ... - Yahoo Finance (NASDAQ:WEN)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWENDY'S CO Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:WEN)
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:16 AM
investorplace.com logoWhy Wendys Co (WEN) Stock Is Falling Today (NASDAQ:WEN)
investorplace.com - February 16 at 1:09 PM
cnn.com logoStocks calm; Yellen in the hot seat; Trouble for Toshiba and Samsung (NASDAQ:WEN)
money.cnn.com - February 15 at 2:03 AM
News IconWendy's works on chicken quality (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.meatpoultry.com - February 15 at 2:03 AM
News IconReview: Pioneer Theatre Company plays around with contemporary farce (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.sltrib.com - February 15 at 2:03 AM
News IconWendy's is making a $30 million menu change after complaints of 'rubbery' meat (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.businessinsider.com - February 15 at 2:03 AM
News IconDelving into The Technicals on The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) - Baldwin Journal (NASDAQ:WEN)
baldwinjournal.com - February 14 at 8:56 PM
News IconTraders Secrets on The Wendy's Company (WEN), Under Armour, Inc. - StockNewsJournal (NASDAQ:WEN)
stocknewsjournal.com - February 14 at 8:56 PM
prnewswire.com logoWendy's Raises Bar on Chicken Quality - PR Newswire (press release) (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.prnewswire.com - February 14 at 3:54 PM
News IconChecking Out the Technicals for The Wendy's Company (WEN) - The USA Commerce (NASDAQ:WEN)
theusacommerce.com - February 14 at 3:54 PM
nasdaq.com logoWhat to Expect from Wendy's (WEN) this Earnings Season? - Nasdaq (NASDAQ:WEN)
www.nasdaq.com - February 14 at 3:54 PM

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What is Wendy's Company (The)'s stock symbol?

Wendy's Company (The) trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WEN."

How often does Wendy's Company (The) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wendy's Company (The)?

Wendy's Company (The) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 27th. This is an increase from Wendy's Company (The)'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07.

Where is Wendy's Company (The)'s stock going? Where will Wendy's Company (The)'s stock price be in 2017?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Wendy's Company (The)'s stock. Their forecasts range from $11.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate Wendy's Company (The)'s share price to reach $12.92 in the next year.

When will Wendy's Company (The) announce their earnings?

Wendy's Company (The) is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 10th 2017.

Who owns Wendy's Company (The) stock?

Wendy's Company (The)'s stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Janus Capital Management LLC (5.25%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.95%), Horizon Kinetics LLC (3.67%), State Street Corp (2.14%), Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC (0.77%) and Managed Asset Portfolios LLC (0.62%). Company insiders that own Wendy's Company (The) stock include Edward P Garden, Peter W May, Scott A Weisberg, Todd Allan Penegor and Trian Fund Management, LP.

Who sold Wendy's Company (The) stock? Who is selling Wendy's Company (The) stock?

Wendy's Company (The)'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Horizon Kinetics LLC, State Street Corp, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT and New York State Teachers Retirement System.

Who bought Wendy's Company (The) stock? Who is buying Wendy's Company (The) stock?

Wendy's Company (The)'s stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Two Sigma Investments LP, Nicholas Investment Partners LP, Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC, Menta Capital LLC, Amtrust Financial Services Inc., Seven Eight Capital LP, A.R.T. Advisors LLC and Rafferty Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Wendy's Company (The) stock in the last two years include Edward P Garden, Scott A Weisberg and Todd Allan Penegor.

How do I buy Wendy's Company (The) stock?

Shares of Wendy's Company (The) can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Wendy's Company (The) stock cost?

One share of Wendy's Company (The) stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.13.

Wendy's Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN) Chart for Wednesday, February, 22, 2017


Institutional Ownership Chart

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Wendy`s Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)

Earnings History Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Wendy`s Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)

Dividend History Chart

Dividend Payments by Quarter for Wendy`s Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN)

Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff