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

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$16.30 -0.25 (-1.51 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 03:55 PM ET)
Previous Close$16.55
Today's Range$16.25 - $16.59
52-Week Range$14.96 - $18.68
Volume166,655 shs
Average Volume5.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.86 billion
P/E Ratio27.65
Dividend Yield2.39%
Beta0.77
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating & drinking places
Sub-IndustryRestaurants
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WEN
CUSIP95058W10
Phone614-764-3100

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.59 billion
Cash Flow$1.1210 per share
Book Value$2.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$460.11 million

Miscellaneous

Employees12,500
Market Cap$3.86 billion
Next Earnings Date5/14/2019 (Estimated)
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 Friday, February 15th. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. This is a boost from Wendys's previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. View Wendys' Dividend History.

How will Wendys' stock buyback program work?

Wendys declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 4.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 21st. The restaurant operator reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The restaurant operator had revenue of $397.82 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $399.89 million. Wendys had a return on equity of 24.68% and a net margin of 28.94%. Wendys's revenue was up 28.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.09 earnings per share. View Wendys' Earnings History.

When is Wendys' next earnings date?

Wendys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys.

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

Wendys updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.61-0.63 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.66. Wendys also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $0.61-0.63 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

15 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Wendys' stock. Their predictions range from $17.50 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' stock price to reach $19.7857 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Wendys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Wendys?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Wendys in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Wendys.

Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about WEN stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Wendys earned a media sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Wendys' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Wendys own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Wendys investors own include Ford Motor (F), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Bank of America (BAC), Tesla (TSLA), General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Starbucks (SBUX), Rite Aid (RAD), Twitter (TWTR) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).

Who are Wendys' key executives?

Wendys' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Todd Allan Penegor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Robert D. Wright, Exec. VP & COO (Age 52)
  • Mr. E. J. Wunsch, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 48)
  • Mr. Kurt A. Kane, Chief Concept & Marketing Officer (Age 47)

Who are Wendys' major shareholders?

Wendys' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.06%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.25%), Millennium Management LLC (1.89%), Norges Bank (1.53%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.22%) and FMR LLC (1.19%). Company insiders that own Wendys stock include Abigail E Pringle, Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Gunther Plosch, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Robert D Wright, Scott A Weisberg, Trian Fund Management, LP and Trian Partners Parallel Fund I. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Wendys.

Which institutional investors are selling Wendys stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Greenleaf Trust, Stevens Capital Management LP and Two Sigma Investments LP. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Abigail E Pringle, Edward P Garden, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Robert D Wright and Trian Fund Management, LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wendys.

Which institutional investors are buying Wendys stock?

WEN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, FMR LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC and Mackay Shields LLC. Company insiders that have bought Wendys stock in the last two years include 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 $16.36.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $3.87 billion and generates $1.59 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $460.11 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.59 on an earnings per share basis. Wendys employs 12,500 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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  502 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  480 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  982
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 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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