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

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$17.02 +0.03 (+0.18 %)
(As of 10/21/2018 08:16 AM ET)
Previous Close$17.02
Today's Range$16.98 - $17.1750
52-Week Range$13.57 - $18.68
Volume4.32 million shs
Average Volume3.53 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.03 billion
P/E Ratio37.82
Dividend Yield2.00%
Beta0.58
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
SymbolNASDAQ:WEN
CUSIP95058W10
Phone614-764-3100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.44
Current Ratio1.71
Quick Ratio1.70

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio37.82
Forward P/E Ratio30.39
P/E Growth1.41

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales3.30
Cash Flow$0.9681 per share
Price / Cash17.58
Book Value$2.37 per share
Price / Book7.18

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.43
Net Income$194.02 million
Net Margins15.87%
Return on Equity23.08%
Return on Assets2.72%

Miscellaneous

Employees12,100
Outstanding Shares236,990,000
Market Cap$4.03 billion

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, August 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share on Tuesday, September 18th. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 31st. View Wendys' Dividend History.

How will Wendys' stock buyback program work?

Wendys announced that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 7th. The restaurant operator reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.02. The restaurant operator had revenue of $411 million for the quarter. Wendys had a return on equity of 23.08% and a net margin of 15.87%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.15 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, November 6th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys.

How can I listen to Wendys' earnings call?

Wendys will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, November 7th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8775726014.

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

Wendys issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.55-0.57 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.56.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

22 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Wendys' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.50 to $22.00. On average, they expect Wendys' stock price to reach $18.9211 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Wendys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Wendys?

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

Are investors shorting Wendys?

Wendys saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 19,511,307 shares, an increase of 10.0% from the August 31st total of 17,741,392 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,383,610 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.5 days. Approximately 8.9% of the company's shares 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 investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.07%), Clinton Group Inc. (0.02%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.01%), Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.01%), Boenning & Scattergood Inc. (0.01%) and Fox Run Management L.L.C. (0.00%). 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 major investors are buying Wendys stock?

WEN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clinton Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Boenning & Scattergood Inc., Fox Run Management L.L.C. and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. 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 $17.02.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.03 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.aboutwendys.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:  461 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  460 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  921
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 10/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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