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NASDAQ:WEN

Wendy's - WEN Stock Forecast, Price & News

$21.83
-0.23 (-1.04%)
(As of 01/26/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$21.71
$22.14
50-Day Range
$20.92
$23.48
52-Week Range
$15.77
$23.78
Volume
2.35 million shs
Average Volume
2.68 million shs
Market Capitalization
$4.65 billion
P/E Ratio
25.09
Dividend Yield
2.27%
Price Target
$24.53

Wendy's MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.41 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.4% Upside
$24.53 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.31% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.19
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.32mentions of Wendy
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.29%
From $0.85 to $0.98 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.15 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

4th out of 214 stocks

Eating & Drinking Places Industry

1st out of 5 stocks


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About Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) Stock

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, and baked potatoes, French fries, freshly prepared salads, soft drinks, milk, coffee, frosty deserts, and kid's meals. The company was founded by R. David Thomas on November 15, 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, OH.

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WEN Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/09/2022
Today
1/26/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/28/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/28/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
3/07/2023
Dividend Payable
3/15/2023
Dividend Payable
3/15/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Eating & drinking places
Sub-Industry
Restaurants
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:WEN
CUSIP
95058W10
Employees
14,500
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$24.53
High Stock Price Forecast
$29.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$20.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+12.4%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.41
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$200.39 million
Pretax Margin
11.63%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.90 billion
Cash Flow
$1.39 per share
Book Value
$1.98 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
167,652,000
Market Cap
$4.65 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.90

Key Executives

  • Todd A. PenegorTodd A. Penegor
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Gunther PloschGunther Plosch
    Chief Financial Officer
  • J. Kevin Vasconi
    Chief Information Officer
  • Michael G. Berner
    Chief Compliance Officer, VP-Corporate Counsel
  • Beverly Stallings-Johnson
    VP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer













WEN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Wendy's stock right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Wendy's in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" WEN shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WEN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Wendy's' stock price forecast for 2023?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Wendy's' stock. Their WEN share price forecasts range from $20.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $24.53 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have WEN shares performed in 2023?

Wendy's' stock was trading at $22.63 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WEN shares have decreased by 3.5% and is now trading at $21.83.
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When is Wendy's' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 7th 2023.
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How can I listen to Wendy's' earnings call?

Wendy's will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, March 1st at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Wendy's' earnings last quarter?

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. The restaurant operator earned $532.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $542.23 million. Wendy's had a net margin of 9.26% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 39.75%.

How often does Wendy's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wendy's?

Wendy's announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 28th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13.
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Is Wendy's a good dividend stock?

Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.27%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 57.47%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WEN will have a dividend payout ratio of 51.02% next year. This indicates that the company 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 fourth quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Friday, January, 13th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $431.27 million-$431.27 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $518.62 million.

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

827 employees have rated Wendy's Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor on Glassdoor.com. Todd Penegor has an approval rating of 71% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Wendy's own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Wendy's investors own include Wolverine World Wide (WWW), Carnival Co. & (CCL), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Xerox (XRX), General Electric (GE), Frontier Communications (FTR), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Bank of America (BAC) and

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 Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.41%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.86%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%), Yousif Capital Management LLC (0.03%), Comerica Bank (0.03%) and K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Abigail E Pringle, Dennis M Kass, Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Gunther Plosch, Kurt A Kane, Leigh A Burnside, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Todd Allan Penegor and Trian Fund Management, LP.
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How do I buy shares of Wendy's?

Shares of WEN stock 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 $21.83.

How much money does Wendy's make?

Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) has a market capitalization of $4.65 billion and generates $1.90 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $200.39 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.87 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Wendy's have?

The company employs 14,500 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Wendy's?

Wendy's' mailing address is ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017. The official website for the company is www.wendys.com. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at (614) 764-3100, via email at investorrelations@wendys.com, or via fax at 678-514-5344.

This page (NASDAQ:WEN) was last updated on 1/27/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff