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Why Wendy's (WEN) is a Top Growth Stock for the Long-Term

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Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Growth investors build their portfolios around companies that are financially strong and have a bright future, and the Growth Style Score helps take projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow into account to uncover stocks that will see long-term, sustainable growth.

Wendy's (WEN)

The Wendy's Company, the world’s third-largest quick-service restaurant company, operates through its subsidiary holding company — Wendy’s Restaurants, LLC. The fast-food chain through its subsidiary operates as a franchisor of Wendy's restaurant system. As of Oct 2, Wendy's had 7,080 restaurants comprising both franchisees and company-operated restaurants in the United States and 31 other countries.

WEN sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Growth Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 3.7% and 10.3% year-over-year, respectively.

Five analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.01 to $0.85 per share. WEN boasts an average earnings surprise of 3.6%.

Looking at cash flow, Wendy's is expected to report cash flow growth of 18.5% this year; WEN has generated cash flow growth of 6.1% over the past three to five years.

With solid fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Growth and VGM Style Scores, WEN should be on investors' short lists.

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