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The Wendy's Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.37 (+1.84 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $20.43
50-Day Range
MA: $20.93
52-Week Range
Now: $20.43
Volume2.85 million shs
Average Volume2.79 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.58 billion
P/E Ratio42.56
Dividend Yield1.40%
The Wendy's Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. It operates through three segments: Wendy's U.S., Wendy's International, and Global Real Estate & Development. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. As of December 29, 2019, it operated approximately 357 company owned restaurants; 5,495 franchised restaurants in the United States; and 936 franchised restaurants internationally. The company also owns and leases real estate properties. As of December 29, 2019, it owns 512 and leases 1,248 properties, which are leased or subleased primarily to franchisees. 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.
The Wendy

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Eating & drinking places
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WEN
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.71 billion
Cash Flow$1.00 per share
Book Value$2.24 per share


Net Income$136.94 million


Market Cap$4.58 billion
Next Earnings Date3/3/2021 (Confirmed)


Overall MarketRank

2.23 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

20th out of 383 stocks

Eating & Drinking Places Industry

2nd out of 18 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+0.37 (+1.84 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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The Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Wendy's a buy right now?

25 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Wendy's in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" The Wendy's stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Wendy's?

Wall Street analysts have given The Wendy's a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but The Wendy's wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting The Wendy's?

The Wendy's saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 8,320,000 shares, an increase of 13.7% from the December 31st total of 7,320,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,520,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.3 days. Approximately 4.0% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is The Wendy's' next earnings date?

The Wendy's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 3rd 2021.
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How can I listen to The Wendy's' earnings call?

The Wendy's will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, March 3rd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were The Wendy's' earnings last quarter?

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 4th. The restaurant operator reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. The restaurant operator earned $452.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $453.58 million. The Wendy's had a net margin of 6.70% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.11%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.19 EPS.
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How has The Wendy's' stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

The Wendy's' stock was trading at $18.02 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WEN shares have increased by 13.4% and is now trading at $20.43.
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How often does The Wendy's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Wendy's?

The Wendy's announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share on Monday, March 15th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 4th. This is a boost from The Wendy's's previous quarterly dividend of $0.07.
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Is The Wendy's a good dividend stock?

The Wendy's pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.40%. The Wendy's does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of The Wendy's is 47.46%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Wendy's will have a dividend payout ratio of 40.58% next year. This indicates that The Wendy's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WEN?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for The Wendy's' shares. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate The Wendy's' share price to reach $23.82 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are The Wendy's' key executives?

The Wendy's' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd Allan Penegor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56, Pay $2.59M)
  • Mr. Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.38M)
  • Mr. E. J. Wunsch, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 50, Pay $937.03k)
  • Ms. Abigail E. Pringle, Pres of International & Chief Devel. Officer (Age 47, Pay $1.21M)
  • Mr. Kurt A. Kane, Pres of U.S. & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 49, Pay $1.43M)
  • Ms. Leigh A. Burnside, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Kevin Vasconi, Chief Information Officer (Age 60)
  • Gregory J. Lemenchick, Sr. Director of Investor Relations and Corp. FP&A
  • Ms. Liliana M. Esposito, Chief Communications Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Matthew Coley O'Brien, Chief People Officer (Age 47)

What is Todd Penegor's approval rating as The Wendy's' CEO?

827 employees have rated The Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor on Glassdoor.com. Todd Penegor has an approval rating of 71% among The Wendy's' employees.

Who are some of The Wendy's' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Wendy's own?

What is The Wendy's' stock symbol?

The Wendy's trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WEN."

Who are The Wendy's' major shareholders?

The Wendy's' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.25%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.64%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.90%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.72%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.67%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.05%). Company insiders that own The Wendy's stock include Abigail E Pringle, Dennis M Kass, EJ Wunsch, Gunther Plosch, Leigh A Burnside, Matthew H Peltz, Robert D Wright, Todd Allan Penegor and Trian Fund Management, LP.
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Which major investors are selling The Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Empirical Capital Management LLC, KG&L Capital Management LLC, Texas Permanent School Fund, Pacer Advisors Inc., and New York State Common Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold The Wendy's company stock in the last year include Abigail E Pringle, Gunther Plosch, Leigh A Burnside, and Todd Allan Penegor.
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Which major investors are buying The Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Credit Suisse AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Interval Partners LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., and Engineers Gate Manager LP.
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How do I buy shares of The Wendy's?

Shares of WEN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is The Wendy's' stock price today?

One share of WEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.43.

How much money does The Wendy's make?

The Wendy's has a market capitalization of $4.58 billion and generates $1.71 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $136.94 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.59 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Wendy's have?

The Wendy's employs 13,300 workers across the globe.

What is The Wendy's' official website?

The official website for The Wendy's is www.wendys.com.

Where are The Wendy's' headquarters?

The Wendy's is headquartered at ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017.

How can I contact The Wendy's?

The Wendy's' 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]

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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