NASDAQ:WEN - Wendys Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $17.42 -0.24 (-1.36 %) (As of 07/23/2018 06:00 AM ET)Previous Close$17.42Today's Range$17.40 - $17.6552-Week Range$13.57 - $18.25Volume2.09 million shsAverage Volume2.25 million shsMarket Capitalization$4.17 billionP/E Ratio40.51Dividend Yield1.95%Beta0.72 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. 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 SymbolNASDAQ:WEN CUSIP95058W10 Webwww.aboutwendys.com Phone614-764-3100 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.00 Current Ratio1.77 Quick Ratio1.76 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio40.51 Forward P/E Ratio31.11 P/E Growth1.61 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.22 billion Price / Sales3.41 Cash Flow$0.9678 per share Price / Cash18.00 Book Value$2.37 per share Price / Book7.35 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.43 Net Income$194.02 million Net Margins14.55% Return on Equity23.01% Return on Assets2.79% Miscellaneous Employees12,100 Outstanding Shares239,210,000Market Cap$4,167.09 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 Tuesday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 31st. View Wendys' Dividend History. How will Wendys' stock buyback program work? Wendys announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $175,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 4.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Wendys' earnings last quarter? Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) released its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 21st. The restaurant operator reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.01. The restaurant operator had revenue of $309.25 million for the quarter. Wendys had a return on equity of 23.01% and a net margin of 14.55%. Wendys's revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.08 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, August, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys. What guidance has Wendys issued on next quarter's earnings? Wendys updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.55-0.57 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.55. What price target have analysts set for WEN? 19 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $14.50 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' share price to reach $17.8141 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Are investors shorting Wendys? Wendys saw a drop in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 22,111,340 shares, a drop of 6.7% from the May 31st total of 23,707,255 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,988,925 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.5 days. Approximately 10.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Wendys' Current Options Chain. 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), Cannae (CNNE), Empire Resorts (NYNY), Jamba (JMBA), iPic Entertainment (IPIC) and Giggles N Hugs (GIGL). 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) Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about WEN stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wendys earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.92 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are Wendys' major shareholders? Wendys' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P. (19.82%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.06%), North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.05%), Amalgamated Bank (0.02%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%) and Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.02%). 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 selling Wendys stock? WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd., North Star Investment Management Corp., Highland Capital Management LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz 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 Bank of Montreal Can, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Amalgamated Bank. 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 $17.42. How big of a company is Wendys? Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.17 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. 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: 418 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 431 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 849MarketBeat'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 7/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does RSI mean?