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

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$16.43 +0.13 (+0.80 %)
(As of 01/20/2019 12:44 PM ET)
Previous Close$16.43
Today's Range$16.17 - $16.43
52-Week Range$14.80 - $18.68
Volume2.71 million shs
Average Volume2.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.89 billion
P/E Ratio38.21
Dividend Yield2.07%
Beta0.71
The Wendy's Co. engages in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants. It offers hamburgers and related products such as chicken breast sandwiches, nuggets, chili, baked potatoes, French fries, freshly prepared salads, soft drinks, milk, coffee, frosty deserts and kids meals. The company was founded by R. David Thomas on November 15, 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, OH.

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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$1.22 billion
Cash Flow$0.9682 per share
Book Value$2.37 per share

Profitability

Net Income$194.02 million

Miscellaneous

Employees12,100
Market Cap$3.89 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. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. 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 authorizes the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.02. The restaurant operator earned $400.55 million during 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company 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 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 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Wendys' share price to reach $19.6875 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.8% 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 coverage about WEN stock has been trending extremely positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 coverage optimism score of 4.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Wendys' key competitors?

Who are Wendys' key executives?

Wendys' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Todd A. Penegor, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Robert D. Wright, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer
  • Abigail E. Pringle, Chief Development Officer
  • Heidi Schauer, Director-Corporate Communications

Who are Wendys' major shareholders?

Wendys' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.01%), Fox Run Management L.L.C. (0.01%) and Vigilant Capital Management LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Wendys stock include Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Gunther Plosch, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Robert D Wright, 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 Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Vigilant Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Edward P Garden, Emil J Brolick, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Robert D Wright 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Fox Run Management L.L.C.. 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 $16.43.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $3.89 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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  484 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  472 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  956
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 1/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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