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Wendy's (WEN) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.73 (+4.09%)
(As of 05/26/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
5.92 million shs
Average Volume
2.73 million shs
Market Capitalization
$3.98 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
30 days | 90 days | 365 days | Advanced Chart
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About Wendy's

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 January 2, 2022, it operated approximately 403 company-operated restaurants; 5,535 franchised restaurants in the United States; and 1,006 franchised restaurants internationally. The company also owns and leases real estate properties. It owns 485 and leases 1,235 properties, which are leased or subleased 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.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Eating & drinking places
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.90 billion
Cash Flow
$1.59 per share
Book Value
$2.12 per share


Net Income
$200.39 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$3.98 billion

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

3.30 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

18th out of 284 stocks

Eating & Drinking Places Industry

2nd out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Wendy's a buy right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Wendy's in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Wendy's stock.
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When is Wendy's' next earnings date?

Wendy's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 10th 2022.
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How were Wendy's' earnings last quarter?

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 11th. The restaurant operator reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.01. Wendy's had a net margin of 10.20% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 34.82%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share.
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How often does Wendy's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wendy's?

Wendy's announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 31st.
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Is Wendy's a good dividend stock?

Wendy's pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.80%. Wendy's has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Wendy's is 56.82%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Wendy's will have a dividend payout ratio of 49.02% next year. This indicates that Wendy's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Wendy's issued on next quarter's earnings?

Wendy's issued an update on its FY22 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.82-0.86 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $0.83.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Wendy's' shares. Their forecasts range from $18.50 to $31.00. On average, they expect Wendy's' share price to reach $25.87 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 39.2% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Wendy's' key executives?
Wendy's' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Todd Allan Penegor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57, Pay $4.42M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 53, Pay $2.1M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Kevin Vasconi, Chief Information Officer (Age 61, Pay $1.85M)
  • Ms. Abigail E. Pringle, Pres of International & Chief Devel. Officer (Age 48, Pay $1.9M)
  • Mr. Kurt A. Kane, Pres of U.S. & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 50, Pay $2.25M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Leigh A. Burnside, Sr. VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 52)
  • Gregory J. Lemenchick, Sr. Director of Investor Relations and Corp. FP&A
  • Mr. Eric J. Wunsch Esq., Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Michael G. Berner, VP of Corp. & Securities Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant Sec.
  • Ms. Heidi Schauer, VP of Communications, Public Affairs & Customer Care
What is Todd Penegor's approval rating as Wendy's' CEO?

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

What other stocks do shareholders of Wendy's own?
What is Wendy's' stock symbol?

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

Who are Wendy's' major shareholders?

Wendy's' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.33%), BlackRock Inc. (7.18%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.23%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.10%), State Street Corp (2.30%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.79%). Company insiders that own Wendy's stock include Abigail E Pringle, Dennis M Kass, Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Gunther Plosch, Kurt A Kane, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Todd Allan Penegor and Trian Fund Management, LP.
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Which institutional investors are selling Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Twin Tree Management LP, Jane Street Group LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, BlackRock Inc., Capital Fund Management S.A., Prudential Financial Inc., and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. Company insiders that have sold Wendy's company stock in the last year include Edward P Garden, Gunther Plosch, Kurt A Kane, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Todd Allan Penegor, and Trian Fund Management, LP.
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Which institutional investors are buying Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. Company insiders that have bought Wendy's stock in the last two years include Dennis M Kass, and EJ Wunsch.
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How do I buy shares of 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 Wendy's' stock price today?

One share of WEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.59.

How much money does Wendy's make?

Wendy's has a market capitalization of $3.98 billion and generates $1.90 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $200.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.879990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Wendy's have?

Wendy's employs 14,500 workers across the globe.

What is Wendy's' official website?

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

How can I contact Wendy's?

Wendy's' mailing address is ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at (614) 764-3100, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 678-514-5344.

This page was last updated on 5/27/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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