NASDAQ:WEN - Wendys Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$17.43 -0.01 (-0.06 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$17.44
Today's Range$17.15 - $17.49
52-Week Range$13.57 - $18.22
Volume2.71 million shs
Average Volume3.61 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.20 billion
P/E Ratio40.56
Dividend Yield1.94%
Beta0.72
Wendys logoThe 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
SymbolNASDAQ:WEN
CUSIP95058W10
Phone614-764-3100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.00
Current Ratio1.77
Quick Ratio1.76

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio40.56
Forward P/E Ratio31.13
P/E Growth1.62

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales3.41
Cash Flow$0.9609 per share
Price / Cash18.14
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 Shares239,210,000
Market Cap$4,200.58

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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 paid a dividend of $0.085 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis 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 of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, February 21st 2018, which allows the company to buyback $175,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Wendys' earnings last quarter?

Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 21st. The restaurant operator reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.01. The restaurant operator earned $309.25 million during the quarter. Wendys had a net margin of 14.55% and a return on equity of 23.01%. Wendys's revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business 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 issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 8th. The company provided 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 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Wendys' shares. Their predictions range from $14.50 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Wendys' stock price to reach $17.8141 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.2% 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 trading volume of 3,988,925 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.5 days. Currently, 10.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. 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)

Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WEN stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wendys earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.78 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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%), Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC (0.01%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%) and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (0.01%). 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 institutional investors are selling Wendys stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 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 institutional investors are buying Wendys stock?

WEN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $17.43.

How big of a company is Wendys?

Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.20 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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  415 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  431 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  846
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 7/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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