NASDAQ:WEN - Wendys Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $16.30 -0.13 (-0.79 %) (As of 01/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$16.43Today's Range$16.18 - $16.5452-Week Range$14.80 - $18.68Volume3.27 million shsAverage Volume2.61 million shsMarket Capitalization$3.88 billionP/E Ratio37.91Dividend Yield2.07%Beta0.71 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive WEN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WEN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Eating & drinking places Sub-IndustryRestaurants SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:WEN Previous Symbol CUSIP95058W10 Webwww.wendys.com Phone614-764-3100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.52 Current Ratio2.52 Quick Ratio2.51Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio37.91 Forward P/E Ratio28.60 P/E Growth1.2 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.22 billion Price / Sales3.15 Cash Flow$0.9622 per share Price / Cash Flow16.94 Book Value$2.37 per share Price / Book6.88Profitability 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 Shares236,770,000Market 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid 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 2.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. View Wendys' Dividend History. How will Wendys' stock buyback program work? Wendys declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 4.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors 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 for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates 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 quarterly revenue was up 30.0% on a year-over-year basis. 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 EPS 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 twelve-month price targets for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' share price to reach $19.6875 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.8% 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? Press coverage about WEN stock has trended negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Wendys' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Wendys include Dunkin Brands Group (DNKN), GREENE KING PLC/S (GKNGY), Shake Shack (SHAK), J D Wetherspoon (JDWPY), Cannae (CNNE), Empire Resorts (NYNY), iPic Entertainment (IPIC), Giggles N Hugs (GIGL) and Jamba (JMBA). Who are Wendys' key executives? Wendys' management team includes the folowing people: Todd A. Penegor, President, Chief Executive Officer & DirectorRobert D. Wright, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice PresidentGunther Plosch, Chief Financial OfficerAbigail E. Pringle, Chief Development OfficerHeidi Schauer, Director-Corporate Communications Who are Wendys' major shareholders? Wendys' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.01%), 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Meeder Asset Management Inc. 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 $16.30. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 483 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 472 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 955MarketBeat'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 StaffFeatured Article: Does the Step Transaction Doctrine Affect a Backdoor Roth IRA?