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  • dfm7785 dfm7785 Mar 1, 2013 6:59 AM Flag

    Morgan Stanley downgrade is a joke

    They claim "One of the challenges for the company is that its undertaking a large-scale upgrade of restaurants amid a sector seeing a margin pinch."

    Yet my local paper in an article about Wendy's this morning states "As Wendy’s Co. continues its effort to modernize restaurants, up to 130 U.S. restaurants could be closed in the coming year because they are not making enough money to be worthy of being remodeled or rebuilt."

    Morgan Stanley is just another example of careless control, of stock prices due to their greed of wanting to get share price lower to buy imo.

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    • One more thing: Barron said WEN is a buy, MS said it is underperform, that is good news. Used to be no one care about evaluating WEN that much than now. Whatever their motives are, they start paying attentions, that is the good news. QSR is a tough business, it requires so much parameters to be successful, if MCD makes it, WEN should have a good chance. YUM might even buy WEN, who knows!

      Sentiment: Hold

    • They have stock in Mcd's...probably jealous of Wendy's earnings.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • Joke or not, advisories influence stock prices. WEN may run to six bucks or even higher. But not for now IMO. The big percentage profits were made riding from a very low basis to around $5.50 where the stock had stalled several times earlier. The upward potential now is significantly less.

      The key isn't buying a quality company. It's buying that company at a great price. That has always been true. It's true now. WEN is not a great price at this level. A hold? Maybe.

      Good luck.

    • "The Company did not repurchase any shares during 2012 or the first two months of 2013."
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      Company has at least a three barreled gun--Double the dividend--better earnings--stock buyback (they have not even cocked the hammer on that barrel yet.I would say the rabbitt (Hare) is down (or up in WEN case)
      Get it. ---no trouble here except for shorts in trouble.
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      During the fourth quarter, the Company's Board of Directors also authorized a share repurchase program for up to $100 million of the Company's common stock through Dec. 29, 2013. The common stock repurchase program allows the Company to make repurchases as market conditions warrant and to the extent legally permissible. "The Company did not repurchase any shares during 2012 or the first two months of 2013."

      "We are confident that our balance sheet and strong cash flow provide us the capacity to fund our Image Activation initiative and also return capital to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases," Hare said.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • who is this analyst...and was he on the cc yesterday? Personally, I heard nothing but positives from Wendy's management on the call. Hold your nose & stay long. Wall Street and its pack of so-called sell side analysts stink like a fetid pool of sewage.

 
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