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Warbucks623 17 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 26, 2015 11:31 AM Member since: Apr 13, 1999
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    wen is paying 2.44 percent at 9.00

    by thelyingherd Aug 25, 2015 2:36 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 26, 2015 11:31 AM Flag

    Under he WEN "key statistics" I am seeing that the dividend will be paid to stockholders of record on this coming Friday, 8/28. So just three days left to get in if you are hoping to get the dividend.

  • Reply to

    wen is paying 2.44 percent at 9.00

    by thelyingherd Aug 25, 2015 2:36 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 25, 2015 8:37 PM Flag

    It seems like Nelson Peltz knew that the entire stock market was headed downward, and to me it seems like Emil Brolick knows what the quick serve burger business needs to get Wendys going up again. I am confident that once we get this costly Image Activation financial burden behind us that there will be some real earnings growth for Wendys ahead.

  • warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 18, 2015 4:33 PM Flag

    I would not be surprised if those homeless folks congregating at the Wendys 125th street/Park Avenue location in Harlem are being hired to do so by some other hamburger chain that is feeling pressure from that local Wendys.

  • warbucks623 by warbucks623 Aug 14, 2015 2:34 PM Flag

    I saw on the news last night that the age-old health scare surrounding saturated fats has now been largely put to bed by the new realization that some moderate amount of saturated fats in our daily diet are actually beneficial to our heath! Maybe this will help the burger business in coming months, quarters, years, and decades.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    On watch

    by hgpabade Aug 13, 2015 3:44 PM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 14, 2015 11:00 AM Flag

    All I can figure is that hgpabade was visiting Help Island when he accidentally stepped on his watch at 10:26 (am or pm?), leading to a likely strong buy for a new watch.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Credit Suisse

    by the.gunks33 Aug 11, 2015 9:15 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 11, 2015 6:45 PM Flag

    They were saying on Fox Business today that the proposed increase in the minimum wage will be hurting primarily the Wendys franchisees. I am confused why it will not be hurting all the other companies in our country who hire entry level workers. Now I do expect that the financial burden that Wendys is enduring because of the "image activation" (IA) work in progress may put a lid on earnings in the next few quarters. But the reported sales increases in the three of the four Wendys locations with completed IA closest to our house are as much as 30%, so I am looking forward to the ultimate benefit from being done with this image activation financial burden.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Credit Suisse

    by the.gunks33 Aug 11, 2015 9:15 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 11, 2015 1:20 PM Flag

    Of course we have the Chinese currency pressing down on today's USA stock market, but you ain't seen nothing yet! I saw recently that the climate on Mars is out of control, that the football player's union is running out of money, and that the environmentalists are banning any recordings of Nat King Coal. These three downers will be enough to put our stock market into the toilet for at least another week. I remember the good old days when our stock market was driven primarily by what went on WITHIN the borders of the USA. Oil well. . . . . Oops!, I meant to say "oh well".

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Hey Guys...

    by porchoggie75 Aug 6, 2015 8:36 PM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Aug 7, 2015 3:14 PM Flag

    I have tried several times in the past year or more to express my idea for a new advertising sequence for Wendys to someone in the Wendys marketing department, and I never even get a response. Now my idea may be unthinkable to the marketing gurus, but one would think that they would show enough interest to at least respond to suggestions from their stockholders. Maybe they should offer customers the option of filling out a survey listing options for possible changes to inside and drive through services. The current on-line survey is a step in that direction but the "promised telephone call within two days" for further discussion of suggestions and observations made in that survey never seems to happen.

  • . . . . before we get the 2Q earnings for Wendys! I sure wish I could hold my breath that long!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • warbucks623 warbucks623 Jul 16, 2015 9:06 PM Flag

    After making a similar suggestion to the franchise owner of the Wendys location that I sometimes visit his reaction was "we tried the breakfast menu offerings some years ago and it didn't work out well at all". There may have been some bad Wendys experiences many years ago that have put a damper on some people's desire to try the new Wendys. Amazing how people can forget promises made by politicians just days or weeks earlier and then be so easily broken, but getting folks to try Wendys again years later may be a formidable challenge for the new management team.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    YUM beat eps miss on revs

    by kudlowsflooziegirl Jul 14, 2015 4:22 PM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Jul 15, 2015 6:27 PM Flag

    Kudlow, first it was beef price increases, then it became Greece issues, then minimum wage issues kicked in, then China became a big challenge to our entire stock market, and now we have to wait almost 3 weeks for the WEN 2Q earnings report, which I am thinking will be a pleasant surprise for the longs investors among us. Has anyone else seen the slowly but surely increasing traffic at their local Wendys locations that I am currently seeing at MY local Wendys? Hopefully that top line increase is NOT just happening locally. And maybe the recent up-tick in McD stock is a good omen for Wendys as well.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • warbucks623 warbucks623 Jul 7, 2015 8:44 PM Flag

    If things work out the way I expect them to, the success in drawing young folks in may make not just cents, but tens of thousands of dollars for you and me both!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • It dawned on me today that the two downers for the current Wendys stock price must be 1) they are using Greece to fry the french fries, and 2) they must be considering using China to serve food to customers. :-(

    Ok, on a serious note, I went to the local Wendys for lunch yesterday and the same place where two years ago I might have been the only person "dining in" was yesterday almost standing room only inside!!! I was told that it was a school gathering of some kind, but if this is what it takes to draw the younger crowd in, I am all in with it!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • With take home pay stagnating as inflation plows ahead at almost 4% while home prices and rental fees are going up, and interest rates are about to go up, up, up, it seems inevitable that locations like Wendys will see an ever increasing traffic. Young folks with huge college debt who may not have monthly Social Security checks when THEY retire may have to accept the reality that putting some money aside for their later years may have to become a primary motivation in their lives. Just avoiding the 15% waiter's tip alone in full service restaurants could make the foundation for this ever increasingly important individual savings account for the future. Wendys is in a great position to grow and prosper from all of these challenging realities of the future.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Still Watching... LOL..

    by porchoggie75 Jun 3, 2015 10:57 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Jun 4, 2015 2:32 PM Flag

    Well Porch, I think your point here is logical and valid. If so, then this should take some of the sting out of the coming dips in WEN. And your estimated down 70 cents and up a dollar eighty in the next few years therefore makes sense. My thought is that the closings for remodeling that are depressing top line sales for the next 19 months or so should make an easy base figure for explosive top line sales gains starting in 2017. I just hope that the overall market holds up beyond 2017!

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Still Watching... LOL..

    by porchoggie75 Jun 3, 2015 10:57 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Jun 3, 2015 4:04 PM Flag

    I will have to admit that your thought crossed my mind as well.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Still Watching... LOL..

    by porchoggie75 Jun 3, 2015 10:57 AM
    warbucks623 warbucks623 Jun 3, 2015 2:18 PM Flag

    On CNBC this morning they reported that Wendys is buying back "about 1/3 of the outstanding shares (or was it "as much as a third of the outstanding shares"?). I know that Jim Cramer is really optimistic about the future of Wendys. I know that I personally see way more inside traffic at my local still-to-be-image-activited unit than I was seeing 2-3 years ago when I was having lunch inside by myself at times. Today I am very glad that I am a "decade" trader in Wendys!

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