The Wendy's Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.40 (-1.70 %)
(As of 06/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume3.27 million shs
Average Volume4.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.11 billion
P/E Ratio36.67
Dividend Yield1.70%
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About The Wendy's

The Wendy's Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. It operates through three segments: Wendy's U.S., Wendy's International, and Global Real Estate & Development. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. As of January 3, 2021, it operated approximately 361 Company-operated restaurants; 5,520 franchised restaurants in the United States; and 947 franchised restaurants internationally. The company also owns and leases real estate properties. It owns 509 and leases 1,245 properties, which are leased or subleased primarily to franchisees. 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

Sales & Book Value






Overall MarketRank

2.39 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

12th out of 401 stocks

Eating & Drinking Places Industry

2nd out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Wendy's a buy right now?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Wendy's in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" The Wendy's stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Wendy's?

Wall Street analysts have given The Wendy's a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but The Wendy's wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting The Wendy's?

The Wendy's saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 6,970,000 shares, a drop of 15.2% from the May 13th total of 8,220,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,700,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 3.4% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is The Wendy's' next earnings date?

The Wendy's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 4th 2021.
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How were The Wendy's' earnings last quarter?

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 12th. The restaurant operator reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.06. The restaurant operator had revenue of $460.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $443.02 million. The Wendy's had a net margin of 8.09% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.74%. The firm's revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.09 earnings per share.
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How has The Wendy's' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The Wendy's' stock was trading at $18.02 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WEN shares have increased by 28.2% and is now trading at $23.10.
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How often does The Wendy's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Wendy's?

The Wendy's announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Tuesday, June 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 28th. This is a positive change from The Wendy's's previous quarterly dividend of $0.09.
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Is The Wendy's a good dividend stock?

The Wendy's pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.70%. The Wendy's does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of The Wendy's is 70.18%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Wendy's will have a dividend payout ratio of 47.62% next year. This indicates that The Wendy's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Wendy's issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Wendy's updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, June, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.720-0.740 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.690. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

20 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for The Wendy's' stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate The Wendy's' stock price to reach $26.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.9% from the stock's current price.
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Who are The Wendy's' key executives?

The Wendy's' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd Allan Penegor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56, Pay $2.61M)
  • Mr. Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.31M)
  • Mr. Kevin Vasconi, Chief Information Officer (Age 60, Pay $324.81k)
  • Ms. Abigail E. Pringle, Pres of International & Chief Devel. Officer (Age 47, Pay $1.2M)
  • Mr. Kurt A. Kane, Pres of U.S. & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 49, Pay $1.39M)
  • Ms. Leigh A. Burnside, Sr. VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51)
  • Gregory J. Lemenchick, Sr. Director of Investor Relations and Corp. FP&A
  • Mr. E. J. Wunsch, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Matthew Coley O'Brien, Chief People Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Dana Klein, Sr. VP - Corp. & Securities Counsel and Assistant Sec.

What is Todd Penegor's approval rating as The Wendy's' CEO?

827 employees have rated The Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor on Todd Penegor has an approval rating of 71% among The Wendy's' employees.

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What other stocks do shareholders of The Wendy's own?

What is The Wendy's' stock symbol?

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

Who are The Wendy's' major shareholders?

The Wendy's' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.68%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.28%), Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership (2.44%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (2.23%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.92%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.63%). Company insiders that own The Wendy's stock include Abigail E Pringle, Dennis M Kass, EJ Wunsch, Gunther Plosch, Kurt A Kane, Leigh A Burnside, Matthew H Peltz, Todd Allan Penegor and Trian Fund Management, LP.
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Which major investors are selling The Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Credit Suisse AG, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Squarepoint Ops LLC, and Horizon Kinetics Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Wendy's company stock in the last year include Abigail E Pringle, Gunther Plosch, Kurt A Kane, and Todd Allan Penegor.
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Which major investors are buying The Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Millennium Management LLC, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., BlackRock Inc., and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought The Wendy's stock in the last two years include Dennis M Kass, and EJ Wunsch.
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How do I buy shares of The Wendy's?

Shares of WEN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is The Wendy's' stock price today?

One share of WEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.10.

How much money does The Wendy's make?

The Wendy's has a market capitalization of $5.11 billion and generates $1.73 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $117.83 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.57 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Wendy's have?

The Wendy's employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

What is The Wendy's' official website?

The official website for The Wendy's is

Where are The Wendy's' headquarters?

The Wendy's is headquartered at ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017.

How can I contact The Wendy's?

The Wendy's' 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]

This page was last updated on 6/19/2021 by Staff
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