NASDAQ:WEN - Wendys Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $17.79 +0.30 (+1.72 %) (As of 11/18/2018 01:51 PM ET)Previous Close$17.79Today's Range$17.40 - $17.815052-Week Range$13.67 - $18.68Volume2.73 million shsAverage Volume5.47 million shsMarket Capitalization$4.21 billionP/E Ratio33.57Dividend Yield1.91%Beta0.53 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The 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. Receive WEN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WEN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Eating & drinking places Sub-IndustryRestaurants SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:WEN Previous Symbol CUSIP95058W10 Webwww.wendys.com Phone614-764-3100 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.52 Current Ratio2.52 Quick Ratio2.51 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio33.57 Forward P/E Ratio31.21 P/E Growth1.5 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.22 billion Price / Sales3.44 Cash Flow$0.9679 per share Price / Cash18.38 Book Value$3.31 per share Price / Book5.37 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.43 Net Income$194.02 million Net Margins40.00% Return on Equity23.36% Return on Assets3.13% Miscellaneous Employees12,100 Outstanding Shares236,770,000Market Cap$4.21 billion OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.085 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. View Wendys' Dividend History. How will Wendys' stock buyback program work? Wendys announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 4.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Wendys' earnings last quarter? Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The restaurant operator had revenue of $400.55 million for the quarter. Wendys had a return on equity of 23.36% and a net margin of 40.00%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 30.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.09 EPS. View Wendys' Earnings History. When is Wendys' next earnings date? Wendys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys. What guidance has Wendys issued on next quarter's earnings? Wendys updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.56-0.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.56. Wendys also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.56-0.58 EPS. What price target have analysts set for WEN? 19 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Wendys' stock. Their predictions range from $17.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Wendys' share price to reach $19.5938 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Wendys. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Wendys? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Wendys in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Wendys. Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about WEN stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Wendys earned a daily sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting Wendys? Wendys saw a decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,913,632 shares, a decrease of 16.2% from the October 15th total of 23,771,161 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,250,727 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.7 days. Currently, 9.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Wendys' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Wendys' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Wendys include Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN), Shake Shack (SHAK), Cannae (CNNE), Empire Resorts (NYNY), iPic Entertainment (IPIC), Giggles N Hugs (GIGL) and Jamba (JMBA). 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) Who are Wendys' major shareholders? Wendys' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.84%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (4.17%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.35%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.25%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.75%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.09%). 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Greenleaf Trust, Jennison Associates LLC and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Edward P Garden, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, BlackRock Inc., Man Group plc, Caxton Associates LP, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Engineers Gate Manager LP, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd and GSA Capital Partners LLP. 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 $17.79. How big of a company is Wendys? Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.21 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. What is Wendys' official website? The official website for Wendys is http://www.wendys.com. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 472 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 465 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 937MarketBeat'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. 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