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

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$16.71 -0.38 (-2.22 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 07:16 AM ET)
Previous Close$16.71
Today's Range$16.57 - $17.05
52-Week Range$14.80 - $18.68
Volume4.89 million shs
Average Volume3.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.96 billion
P/E Ratio31.53
Dividend Yield2.03%
Beta0.55
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 Ratio31.53
Forward P/E Ratio29.32
P/E Growth1.41

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales3.23
Cash Flow$0.9681 per share
Price / Cash Flow17.26
Book Value$2.37 per share
Price / Book7.05

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$3.96 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.03%. 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 has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which allows the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often 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 Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The restaurant operator had revenue of $400.55 million for the quarter. Wendys had a return on equity of 23.36% and a net margin of 40.00%. The business's revenue was up 30.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $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 (EPS) guidance of $0.56-0.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Wendys' stock. Their predictions range from $17.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Wendys' stock price to reach $19.5938 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.3% 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?

Media stories about WEN stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Wendys earned a news sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Wendys?

Wendys saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 16,923,052 shares, an increase of 29.8% from the November 15th total of 13,034,824 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,617,914 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.7 days. Approximately 7.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.01%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.01%), BlackRock Inc. (6.84%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (4.17%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.35%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.25%). 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Greenleaf Trust and Jennison Associates 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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, BlackRock Inc., Man Group plc, Caxton Associates LP, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc. and Engineers Gate Manager LP. 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 $16.71.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.05 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:  477 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  469 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  946
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 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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