NASDAQ:WEN - Wendys Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.97 -0.04 (-0.21 %) (As of 05/27/2019 03:47 AM ET)Previous Close$18.97Today's Range$18.94 - $19.113652-Week Range$14.96 - $19.45Volume1.52 million shsAverage Volume3.54 million shsMarket Capitalization$4.38 billionP/E Ratio32.15Dividend Yield2.10%Beta0.77 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The Wendy's Company, together its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. As of December 30, 2018, its restaurant system included 6,711 franchise restaurants, which comprise 353 owned and 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:WEN Previous Symbol CUSIP95058W10 CIK30697 Webhttp://www.wendys.com/ Phone614-764-3100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio5.80 Current Ratio2.05 Quick Ratio2.04Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio32.15 Forward P/E Ratio30.11 P/E Growth2.1 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.59 billion Price / Sales2.75 Cash Flow$1.1504 per share Price / Cash Flow16.49 Book Value$2.78 per share Price / Book6.82Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.59 Net Income$460.11 million Net Margins29.16% Return on Equity23.85% Return on Assets3.30%Miscellaneous Employees12,500 Outstanding Shares230,724,000Market Cap$4.38 billion Next Earnings Date8/6/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 Wednesday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, June 17th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. View Wendys' Dividend History. How will Wendys' stock buyback program work? Wendys announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase 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 usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Wendys' earnings last quarter? Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 8th. The restaurant operator reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.02. The restaurant operator had revenue of $408.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $398.58 million. Wendys had a return on equity of 23.85% and a net margin of 29.16%. Wendys's revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.11 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 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Wendys. What guidance has Wendys issued on next quarter's earnings? Wendys updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.61-0.63 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.61. What price target have analysts set for WEN? 19 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Wendys' shares. Their forecasts range from $17.50 to $22.00. On average, they expect Wendys' stock price to reach $20.3824 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets 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 7 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Wendys. Has Wendys been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about WEN stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Wendys earned a daily sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Wendys? Wendys saw a drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 15,102,439 shares, a drop of 12.8% from the March 29th total of 17,310,219 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,110,431 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.9 days. Currently, 7.1% of the company's stock 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), J D Wetherspoon (JDWPY), Cannae (CNNE), Empire Resorts (NYNY), iPic Entertainment (IPIC), Simplicity Esports and Gaming (WINR), Giggles N Hugs (GIGL) and Jamba (JMBA). What other stocks do shareholders of Wendys own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Wendys investors own include Wolverine World Wide (WWW), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Carnival (CCL), Xerox (XRX), Frontier Communications (FTR), General Electric (GE), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Conduent (CNDT) and Andersons (ANDE). Who are Wendys' key executives? Wendys' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Todd Allan Penegor, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)Mr. Gunther Plosch, Chief Financial Officer (Age 50)Mr. Robert D. Wright, Exec. VP & COO (Age 52)Mr. E. J. Wunsch, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 48)Mr. Kurt A. Kane, Exec. VP and Chief Concept & Marketing Officer (Age 47) 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. (12.41%), BlackRock Inc. (7.20%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (4.22%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.35%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.25%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.45%). Company insiders that own Wendys stock include Abigail E Pringle, Edward P Garden, EJ Wunsch, Emil J Brolick, Gunther Plosch, Matthew H Peltz, Nelson Peltz, Robert D Wright, Scott A Weisberg, Trian Fund Management, LP 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 Trian Fund Management L.P., Marshall Wace LLP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, FMR LLC and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Wendys company stock in the last year include Abigail E Pringle, Robert D Wright and Trian Fund Management, LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Wendys. Which institutional investors are buying Wendys stock? WEN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Apertura Capital LLC, Natixis, Maverick Capital Ltd., First Trust Advisors LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Lazard Asset Management LLC and Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought Wendys stock in the last two years include 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 $18.97. How big of a company is Wendys? Wendys has a market capitalization of $4.38 billion and generates $1.59 billion in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $460.11 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.59 on an earnings per share basis. Wendys employs 12,500 workers across the globe. What is Wendys' official website? The official website for Wendys is http://www.wendys.com/. 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: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 526 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 489 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,015MarketBeat'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 5/27/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Determine Your Level of Risk Tolerance Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.