|Bid||18.89 x 800|
|Ask||18.90 x 1000|
|Day's Range||18.80 - 19.00|
|52 Week Range||14.96 - 19.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.05|
|Earnings Date||May 8, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.40 (2.24%)|
|1y Target Est||19.16|
Shake Shack Stock Falls after Longbow’s Downgrade(Continued from Prior Part)Stock performance Shake Shack (SHAK) was trading lower today after Longbow downgraded it. As of 10:40 AM Eastern Time, the stock was trading at $58, 2.5% lower than
Shake Shack Stock Falls after Longbow’s DowngradeLongbow’s downgrade Today, Longbow Research downgraded Shake Shack (SHAK) to “neutral” from “buy” on concerns about its high valuation. However, the equity research company is positive on
Food stocks have been on fire. Whether that's been fast food stocks, fast casual stocks or whatever variation in between. The economy is going strong, the labor market is tight and that means good things for disposable income.As a result, a number of consumer-oriented food companies are doing quite well right now. Are they about to fizzle out or is the run just getting started?That varies by company, but with only tepid inflation impacting costs and bringing in technology to improve supply chain operations and efficiencies, many companies continue to churn out impressive results. Whether that's on the comparable-store sale side or the bottom line (or both).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years Let's quit wasting space and get on with the list of fast food stocks that have been on fire! Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Click to EnlargeMan, what is going on with the burrito? Investors should print out the chart for Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) and label it "lesson for stubborn short sellers."No matter what the bearish thesis is, it doesn't matter. Some shoot against Chipotle on a fundamental and valuation basis. Others note how overbought the stock has become. But none of these facts matter because the market can act irrational for far longer than expected. That's why discipline is so important and the only real factor to remember is price.Look, I get it. Chipotle reported earnings on February 6th, beating on earnings and revenue expectations. However, do earnings of just $1.72 per share and revenue growth of 10.4% justify an overbought condition for two months and a $194 (37%) rally in the stock?No, but that's what momentum can do to a stock.So what now? Obviously the risk/reward here does not favor those initiating a new long position. However, it's clear that -- short of a food-borne illness breakout -- Chipotle is back in investors' good graces.Eventually CMG stock will tire and it's a question of how much this one will pullback, not if it will do so. So far, it's been following its trends pretty well and luckily, it's a name we've liked since January. A pullback into the 50-day will likely attract some buyers and while I'm not sure if we get a $120 decline down to $600, but that could be a solid level of support too. Near $606 is the 38.2% retracement for the 2019 range.Watch for this one on a pullback. Starbucks (SBUX) Click to EnlargeNot quite as strong as the Chipotle rally, but one clearly with caffeine fueling its run is Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). Earlier this week, I highlighted Starbucks stock as it was knocking on $75 resistance. I said that it's hard to get too bearish on Starbucks given its momentum, despite how much it's rallied in the past few months and quarters.Now pushing over $75, shares are definitely overbought. But as we just saw with Chipotle, that condition can persist for quite some time. If Starbucks stock rallies into earnings on April 25th though, it will become a strong candidate for a sell-the-news event.If the U.S. business can continue to buoy Starbucks' business until the Chinese business re-accelerates, SBUX could have plenty of upside over the long term. For now though, estimates predict 6.3% revenue growth this year and 7.8% growth next year. Earnings are forecast to grow 11.6% this year and 12.2% next year. For this, investors are paying almost 28 times this year's earnings.The bears will quickly point out that this valuation is stretched and given the stock's near-60% rally from the summer lows, that claim has some validity. But SBUX is a cash cow with strong margins and continued growth. That cash is being used to fuel an aggressive rollout in growth-hungry China, buy back large chunks of stock and put through huge increases in the dividend. * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile Until the trend fades, SBUX stock is a buy-on-dips name. McDonald's (MCD) Click to EnlargeMcDonald's (NYSE:MCD) is likely the first stock that comes to mind when talking about fast food stocks.The Golden Arches are almost never a bad choice when looking for a long-term investment. Sure it goes through lulls and at times the stock is overvalued, but at the end of the day, its products are in demand. It doesn't matter about the trends in gluten or impossible burgers. Customers still want a Big Mac or McDouble with fries and that demand isn't going to fade.As a result, MCD rings up billions a year in profits. Before its most recent earnings report where McDonald's missed revenue expectations, it had beaten top- and bottom-line expectations nine quarters in a row. That "miss" though was by just $1.6 million on a consensus estimate of more than $5 billion.It shows just how incredibly consistent MCD has been over the last few years. While shares are hovering near all-time highs, the charts still look constructive and I would love a buyable pullback should this $187 to $188 area not buoy the name. The average price target hovers near $200, giving investors decent upside should it get there.Plus, McDonald's is one of the best dividend names you can own. Wendy's (WEN) Click to EnlargeAside from having a savage social media account, Wendy's (NYSE:WEN) stock has been doing well too. $18 had been resistance for almost a year before WEN stock finally pushed through it earlier this year.Wendy's has come up short of revenue estimates in four of the last six quarters, but after a volatile two years, expectations are settling down a bit.Analysts expect 4.9% revenue growth this year and 4.3% growth next year. On the earnings front, estimates call for 5.1% growth this year and a whopping 22.6% growth next year. If Wendy's stock can maintain momentum for the next few quarters, investors may really start to feast on this one in anticipation of that big earnings growth next year. * 3 Solar Stocks to Buy for a New Day in Solar Energy Should it lose $18 though, look for support to come into play near the 200-day moving average and uptrend support (blue line). While not quite as a high as MCD's 2.45% dividend yield, Wendy's 2.2% payout isn't unattractive after a 17.6% bump in February. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Click to EnlargeFor years, Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) couldn't be stopped. The pizza maker was one of the first food companies to really embrace technology in a meaningful way. Consumers could place delivery and pickups order in a snap on the app and website. This not only gave a boost to revenue as more customers climbed aboard thanks to the convenience of online ordering, but it also gave a lift to margins. Domino's had less mistakes on its orders and therefore wasted less product.While the stock was a steady beast for many years, that hasn't been the same story over the past year. The stock is roughly flat over the past 12 months, but that may lead to big gains if DPZ can regain its prior momentum.On the weekly chart, you can see that these multi-month bull flags are not uncommon for DPZ. A break out of this pattern and a close over the 50-week moving average could ignite the stock to $300 and above.Analysts expect 9.7% revenue growth this year and next year, and earnings growth of 11.3% this year and 17.2% next year. If DPZ can deliver on these expectations (and perhaps more), maybe that will be enough to get the stock moving higher. Others say the stock's too cheap, so take your pick.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long SBUX. Compare Brokers The post 5 Fast Food Stocks That Are Cooking With Fire appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DUBLIN, Ohio , April 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Mother of Fresh, Never Frozen Beef* does it again. To commence the final season of everyone's favorite medieval fantasy, Wendy's is offering a FREE ...
Cowen Initiates Coverage on Wendy’s with an 'Outperform' Rating(Continued from Prior Part)WEN’s performanceWendy’s (WEN) stock was flat in early morning trading on April 10. YTD (year-to-date), the stock has risen 15.2% as of April 9. The
Cowen Initiates Coverage on Wendy’s with an 'Outperform' RatingCowen’s “buy” recommendation On April 10, Cowen initiated coverage on Wendy’s (WEN) with an “outperform” recommendation and a price target of $21.0. This 12-month price
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Wendys Co NASDAQ/NGS:WENView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is moderate and increasing * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for WEN with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on April 4. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding WEN are favorable with net inflows of $70.62 billion. This was the highest net inflow seen over the last one-year.Error parsing the SmartText Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wendy's Company (WEN) will release its first quarter 2019 results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 8. The Company will host a conference call that same day at 8:30 a.m. ET, and a simultaneous webcast and the related presentation materials will be publicly available at www.irwendys.com. The live conference call will also be available by telephone at (877) 572-6014 for domestic callers and (281) 913-8524 for international callers. The archived webcast and presentation materials will also be publicly available on the Company's Investor Relations website at www.irwendys.com. Wendy's® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio.
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After years on the sidelines, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has returned to the acquisition front. The Chicago-based fast-food giant announced that will buy Dynamic Yield, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup. To stay ahead of its peers, McDonald's wants to build any competitive edge it can find for MCD stock, even if it comes from far outside the restaurant industry.Source: Shutterstock However, buying this company also takes McDonald's outside of its core competency. Also, the size of the deal leads to questions on how much it will help McDonald's stock.Given the lack of potential the deal holds for changing the value proposition on MCD stock, investors should hold to their current view on the equity.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 8 Genomic Testing Stocks That Can Ease the Sting of Theranos Dynamic Yield brings AI to McDonald's Drive-ThroughsMcDonald's will buy Dynamic Yield, based in Israel, for over $300 million. The restaurant will utilize Dynamic Yield's technology at its drive-through windows, specifically on menu displays.With this AI technology, McDonald's will utilize adaptable point-of-purchase displays. This amounts to the electronic version of the displays that inspire impulse purchases at the grocery store. Items displayed will hinge on factors such as weather and the customer's choice of order.AI could easily add to profits for McDonald's as it inspires customers to add an ice cream cone during a heat wave or buy a hot chocolate during a cold spell. This purchase also builds off a recent approach to technology that includes order kiosks and Uber Eats delivery. McDonald's and the Tech BusinessIt is also the biggest acquisition by MCD in about 20 years. Still, I would question whether it changes the value proposition. For one, the deal places McDonald's in the tech business. Dynamic Yield will continue to operate as a standalone company, serving current customers which include non-restaurant retailers such as Forever 21 and IKEA.This probably speaks to the true motivation for McDonald's buying the company, instead of merely becoming a client. By owning this retail AI company, peers such as Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), or Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) will more likely lag McDonald's on implementing AI-based drive-through displays.Also, at $300 million, the deal amounts to a small fraction of the $144 billion market cap, and the $5.92 billion in net income McDonald's earned in 2018. Hence, I would not expect Dynamic Yield to have the effect that Amazon Web Services had for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). By the same token, I would expect only a marginal improvement in revenue for MCD stock.For these reasons, the deal leaves investors with little additional reason to buy or sell. MCD appears to trade near its fair value as things stand now. The forward price-to-earnings (PE) is about 21.3, slightly below S&P 500 averages.Before McDonald's announced this deal, Wall Street forecasted a 2.9% increase in profits for this year. They also predicted net income that will grow an additional 8.1% in 2020. Dynamic Yield's innovations could increase that growth somewhat.I think long-term stockholders will see the most benefit. The annual dividend currently stands at $4.64 per share. It yields around 2.5%, and the company has hiked this payout every year since 1977.Impulse purchases adding to the bottom line help ensure that the 42-year streak of dividend increases continues. Still, for everyone else, I think it will take more than a 21st-century point-of-purchase display to change the value proposition on McDonald's stock. The Bottom Line on MCD StockThe Dynamic Yield purchase should not change anyone's mind about MCD stock. Between the order kiosks and the electronic drive-thru displays, McDonald's has taken the lead among peers in adding this technology.However, it remains unclear how much success McDonald's will have in overseeing a tech company. Also, the move gives the company something amounting to a point-of-purchase display.It could lead to impulse buys which marginally boost revenue. It could also help long-term holders of MCD who depend on yearly dividend increases. Still, I see little in the deal that will change the mind of potential investors.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Bond Funds to Buy for a Shift in Interest Rates * 10 Tech Stocks With Key Products That Face an Uncertain Future * 7 SaaS Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains Compare Brokers The post McDonald's Now Is in the Tech Game but It Won't Matter for MCD Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DUBLIN, Ohio, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Balance can be hard to achieve when you're constantly on the go, but when it comes to finding middle ground between delicious flavors and quality ingredients, Wendy's has you covered with its fresh made-in-restaurant daily salad line. From savory to sweet and simple to bold, Wendy's offers a variety of flavor combinations that you wouldn't expect from fast food salads. The newest addition puts a unique twist on the familiar Caesar salad, adding an Italian three-cheese blend and crunchy parmesan crisps atop the salad for a delicious, leafy bite.
Wendy's (WEN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Mizuho Downgrades Wendy’s from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'(Continued from Prior Part)Stock performance The Mizuho downgrade appears to have led a fall in Wendy’s (WEN) stock price. Today, at 10:30 AM EST, the company was trading ~1.2% lower from its
Mizuho Downgrades Wendy’s from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'Wendy’s downgradeMizuho downgraded Wendy’s (WEN) from “buy” to “neutral” today and also lowered its 12-month price target from $20 to $18. The new price target implies an upside
Mizuho’s Jeremy Scott cut his rating on Yum to Underperform from Neutral, and lowered his rating on Restaurant Brands and Wendy’s to Neutral from Buy on Tuesday.
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The Wendy's Co. (WEN) is making significant changes to its business as it aims to enhance its competitive position. The fast-food restaurant chain is investing heavily in digital growth, while seeking to improve the customer experience through a major menu upgrade. The company is also increasing its mobile ordering availability, while international expansion is set to become an increasingly important consideration for the business.
Starting today, Wendy's® is teaming up with DoorDash* to exclusively offer fans a free $5 Biggie™ Bag**. All you have to do is add the Biggie Bag to your cart and use promo code FREEBIGGIEBAG to score this sweet deal – available for a limited time, only with DoorDash! Wendy's new $5 Biggie Bag++ is this season's MVP, including the new Bacon Double Stack™, 4-piece chicken nuggets, small fries and a small drink – yours free when you order through DoorDash.** While the $5 Biggie Bag will be sticking around, the Bacon Double Stack will only be in restaurant for a limited time.
McDonald’s is betting big on big data. The fast-food giant is spending $300 million to acquire tech platform Dynamic Yield in a move to personalize customers’ drive-thru experience. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Melody Hahm, Myles Udland, and Brian Sozzi talk about McDonald’s largest acquisition in 20 years.
Buffalo Wild Wings is making big changes just in time for March Madness. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi sat down with the CEO of their parent company, Inspire Brands, and tells Alexis Christoforous about what’s in store.