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Wendys Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:WEN)

$20.61
+0.15 (+0.73 %)
(As of 11/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$20.49
Now: $20.61
$20.83
50-Day Range
$20.01
MA: $20.82
$21.80
52-Week Range
$14.96
Now: $20.61
$22.84
Volume3.75 million shs
Average Volume3.32 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.74 billion
P/E Ratio34.93
Dividend Yield1.96%
Beta0.67
The Wendy's Company, together its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. As of December 30, 2018, its restaurant system included 6,711 franchise restaurants, which comprise 353 owned and operated restaurants worldwide. Read More…

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$1.15 per share
Book Value$2.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income$460.11 million

Miscellaneous

Employees12,500
Market Cap$4.74 billion
Next Earnings Date2/20/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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, October 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share on Monday, December 16th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 29th. This is a positive change from Wendys's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. View Wendys' Dividend History.

How will Wendys' stock buyback program work?

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

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.04. The restaurant operator earned $437.88 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $434.45 million. Wendys had a net margin of 7.69% and a return on equity of 24.72%. Wendys's revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. View Wendys' Earnings History.

When is Wendys' next earnings date?

Wendys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 20th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys.

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

Wendys updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.58-0.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.58.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

23 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $17.50 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' share price to reach $21.69 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Wendys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Wendys?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Wendys in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Wendys.

Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about WEN stock have been trending very negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Wendys earned a media sentiment score of -3.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Wendys.

Are investors shorting Wendys?

Wendys saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,920,000 shares, an increase of 10.7% from the September 30th total of 12,570,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,600,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 6.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Wendys' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Wendys' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Wendys own?

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, Exec. VP and Chief Concept & Marketing Officer (Age 47)

Who are Wendys' major shareholders?

Wendys' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.26%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.25%), Columbus Circle Investors (0.24%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.23%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.22%) and Rhumbline Advisers (0.22%). Company insiders that own Wendys stock include Abigail E Pringle, Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Gunther Plosch, Leigh A Burnside, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Robert D Wright, Trian Fund Management, LP 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 Managed Asset Portfolios LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Shufro Rose & Co. LLC, Columbus Circle Investors, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and SG Americas Securities LLC. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Abigail E Pringle, EJ Wunsch, Leigh A Burnside, Matthew H Peltz, Robert D Wright and Trian Fund Management, LP. 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Retirement Systems of Alabama, First Trust Advisors LP, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL and Creative Planning. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Wendys' stock price today?

One share of WEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.61.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.74 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.View Additional Information About Wendys.

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:  582 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  537 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,119
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 11/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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