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

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$16.50 +0.07 (+0.43 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 10:21 AM ET)
Previous Close$16.43
Today's Range$16.41 - $16.54
52-Week Range$14.80 - $18.68
Volume19,060 shs
Average Volume2.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.88 billion
P/E Ratio38.37
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

Current Ratio2.52
Quick Ratio2.51

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales3.19
Cash Flow$0.9740 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.94
Book Value$2.37 per share
Price / Book6.96

Profitability

Net Income$194.02 million
Net Margins40.00%
Return on Assets3.13%

Miscellaneous

Employees12,100
Market Cap$3.88 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 declared 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 30th. View Wendys' Dividend History.

How will Wendys' stock buyback program work?

Wendys declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program 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 reacquire up to 4.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate 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 quarter last year, the firm 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 Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys.

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

Wendys issued an update on 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 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' stock price to reach $19.6875 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.3% 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 stories about WEN stock have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Wendys earned a daily sentiment score of -1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

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%), 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 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 $16.50.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $3.88 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:  483 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  471 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  954
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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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