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

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$17.66 +0.17 (+0.97 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 11:12 AM ET)
Previous Close$17.49
Today's Range$17.40 - $17.66
52-Week Range$13.67 - $18.68
Volume68,419 shs
Average Volume5.50 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.21 billion
P/E Ratio41.07
Dividend Yield1.91%
Beta0.53
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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Eating & drinking places
Sub-IndustryRestaurants
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WEN
Previous Symbol
CUSIP95058W10
Phone614-764-3100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.52
Current Ratio2.52
Quick Ratio2.51

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio41.07
Forward P/E Ratio30.98
P/E Growth1.5

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales3.42
Cash Flow$0.9624 per share
Price / Cash18.35
Book Value$3.31 per share
Price / Book5.34

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 Shares236,770,000
Market 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 given a dividend of $0.085 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.93%. 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 approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which permits the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign 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 Tuesday, November, 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The restaurant operator earned $400.55 million during the quarter. Wendys had a net margin of 40.00% and a return on equity of 23.36%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 30.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period 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 EPS 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 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Wendys' shares. Their predictions range from $17.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Wendys' share price to reach $19.5938 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% 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?

Media headlines about WEN stock have been trending positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Wendys?

Wendys saw a drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,913,632 shares, a drop 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 short-interest ratio is presently 4.7 days. Approximately 9.1% of the company's stock are sold short. View Wendys' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Wendys' key competitors?

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 institutional 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 institutional 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, Engineers Gate Manager LP, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, GSA Capital Partners LLP and Stevens Capital Management LP. 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 $17.66.

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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  472 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  464 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  936
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 11/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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