The Wendy's Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.60 (-2.68 %)
(As of 09/20/2021 01:10 PM ET)
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Volume46,992 shs
Average Volume3.53 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.85 billion
P/E Ratio26.90
Dividend Yield2.14%
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About The Wendy's

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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sales & Book Value






Overall MarketRank

2.99 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

10th out of 263 stocks

Eating & Drinking Places Industry

1st out of 8 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 4.2Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Wendy's a buy right now?

21 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Wendy's in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" The Wendy's stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Wendy's?

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Are investors shorting The Wendy's?

The Wendy's saw a decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,090,000 shares, a decrease of 39.1% from the August 15th total of 6,720,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,750,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is The Wendy's' next earnings date?

The Wendy's is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 3rd 2021.
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How were The Wendy's' earnings last quarter?

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 10th. The restaurant operator reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.09. The Wendy's had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 34.83% and a net margin of 9.87%.
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How has The Wendy's' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

The Wendy's' stock was trading at $18.02 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WEN shares have increased by 22.9% and is now trading at $22.14.
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How often does The Wendy's pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Wendy's?

The Wendy's announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Wednesday, September 15th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 31st. This is an increase from The Wendy's's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10.
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Is The Wendy's a good dividend stock?

The Wendy's pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.14%. The dividend payout ratio of The Wendy's is 84.21%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, The Wendy's will have a dividend payout ratio of 52.75% next year. This indicates that The Wendy's will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Wendy's issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Wendy's updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, September, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.790-$0.810 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.740. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for WEN?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for The Wendy's' shares. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate The Wendy's' share price to reach $26.71 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.6% from the stock's current price.
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Who are The Wendy's' key executives?

The Wendy's' management team includes the following people:
  • Todd A. Penegor, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer
  • J. Kevin Vasconi, Chief Information Officer
  • Beverly Stallings-Johnson, VP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
  • Leigh A. Burnside, Chief Accounting & Administrative Officer

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

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

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What is The Wendy's' stock symbol?

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

Who are The Wendy's' major shareholders?

The Wendy's' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.98%), BlackRock Inc. (7.36%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.93%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.95%), State Street Corp (2.10%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.68%). Company insiders that own The Wendy's stock include Abigail E Pringle, Dennis M Kass, Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Gunther Plosch, Kurt A Kane, Leigh A Burnside, Matthew H Peltz, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Todd Allan Penegor and Trian Fund Management, LP.
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Which major investors are selling The Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FMR LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD. Company insiders that have sold The Wendy's company stock in the last year include Abigail E Pringle, 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 major investors are buying The Wendy's stock?

WEN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Geode Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, Invesco Ltd., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, and Amundi. Company insiders that have bought The 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 The 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 The Wendy's' stock price today?

One share of WEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.14.

How much money does The Wendy's make?

The Wendy's has a market capitalization of $4.93 billion and generates $1.73 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $117.83 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.57 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Wendy's have?

The Wendy's employs 14,000 workers across the globe.

What is The Wendy's' official website?

The official website for The Wendy's is

Where are The Wendy's' headquarters?

The Wendy's is headquartered at ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017.

How can I contact The Wendy's?

The Wendy's' 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].

This page was last updated on 9/20/2021 by Staff
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