NASDAQ:WEN - Wendys Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.42 +0.12 (+0.66 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 03:27 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.42
Today's Range$18.29 - $18.62
52-Week Range$13.57 - $18.62
Volume2.85 million shs
Average Volume3.56 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.18 billion
P/E Ratio42.84
Dividend Yield1.90%
Wendys logoThe Wendy's Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. It is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. The company's restaurants offer a range of chicken breast sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chili, French fries, baked potatoes, salads, soft drinks, desserts, and kids' meals. As of April 20, 2018, its restaurant system included approximately 6,600 franchise and Company-operated restaurants worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy's Company in July 2011. The Wendy's Company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Eating & drinking places


Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.44
Current Ratio1.71
Quick Ratio1.70


Trailing P/E Ratio42.84
Forward P/E Ratio33.49
P/E Growth1.55

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales3.57
Cash Flow$1.0099 per share
Price / Cash18.24
Book Value$2.37 per share
Price / Book7.77


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.43
Net Income$194.02 million
Net Margins15.87%
Return on Equity23.08%
Return on Assets2.72%


Outstanding Shares236,990,000
Market Cap$4.18 billion

Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wendys' stock symbol?

Wendys trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WEN."

How often does Wendys pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wendys?

Wendys declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share on Tuesday, September 18th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st. View Wendys' Dividend History.

How will Wendys' stock buyback program work?

Wendys declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. The restaurant operator had revenue of $411 million for the quarter. Wendys had a return on equity of 23.08% and a net margin of 15.87%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. View Wendys' Earnings History.

When is Wendys' next earnings date?

Wendys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys.

What guidance has Wendys issued on next quarter's earnings?

Wendys issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.55-0.57 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.56.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $14.50 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' share price to reach $18.6563 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Wendys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Wendys?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Wendys in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Wendys.

Are investors shorting Wendys?

Wendys saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,376,318 shares, a drop of 11.0% from the July 13th total of 20,642,942 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,898,228 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.3 days. Approximately 8.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Wendys' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Wendys' key competitors?

Who are Wendys' key executives?

Wendys' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Todd Allan Penegor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Robert D. Wright, COO & Exec. VP of International (Age 51)
  • Mr. E. J. Wunsch, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 47)
  • Mr. Kurt A. Kane, Chief Concept & Marketing Officer (Age 46)

Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WEN stock have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wendys earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.56 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Wendys.

Who are Wendys' major shareholders?

Wendys' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.50%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (4.11%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.05%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.50%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.34%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.23%). Company insiders that own Wendys stock include Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Gunther Plosch, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Scott A Weisberg and Trian Partners Parallel Fund I. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Wendys.

Which major investors are selling Wendys stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Maplelane Capital LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, RWC Asset Management LLP, Jennison Associates LLC and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz and Trian Partners Parallel Fund I. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wendys.

Which major investors are buying Wendys stock?

WEN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace LLP, FMR LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Millennium Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Impax Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Wendys stock in the last two years include Edward P Garden, Gunther Plosch and Scott A Weisberg. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wendys.

How do I buy shares of Wendys?

Shares of WEN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Wendys' stock price today?

One share of WEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.42.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.18 billion and generates $1.22 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $194.02 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.43 on an earnings per share basis. Wendys employs 12,100 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Wendys?

Wendys' mailing address is ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 614-764-3100 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Wendys (NASDAQ WEN)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  439 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  445 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  884
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Wendys and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WEN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WEN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by Staff

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