WEN - The Wendy's Company

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
19.37
-0.17 (-0.87%)
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Previous Close19.54
Open19.52
Bid19.00 x 3200
Ask20.00 x 800
Day's Range19.35 - 19.63
52 Week Range14.96 - 20.14
Volume1,818,227
Avg. Volume2,964,209
Market Cap4.469B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.68
PE Ratio (TTM)9.89
EPS (TTM)1.96
Earnings DateSep 7, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.40 (2.18%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-31
1y Target Est20.60
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    Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On The Wendy’s Company (WEN)

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  • Benzinga7 days ago

    A Few Key Takeaways From KeyBanc's Visit To Wendy's HQ

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  • Moody's10 days ago

    Wendy's International, LLC -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Wendy's Company

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Wendy's Company and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.

  • The Wendy's Company Prices $850 Million Securitized Financing Facility
    PR Newswire11 days ago

    The Wendy's Company Prices $850 Million Securitized Financing Facility

    DUBLIN, Ohio, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wendy's Company (WEN) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement (the "Purchase Agreement") under which one of its indirect, special purpose subsidiaries (the "Master Issuer") has agreed to issue and sell $400 million of its Series 2019-1 3.783% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-I (the "Class A-2-I Notes") and $450 million of its Series 2019-1 4.080% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-II (the "Class A-2-II Notes" and, together with the Class A-2-I Notes, the "2019 Notes"). Interest payments on the 2019 Notes are payable on a quarterly basis. The anticipated repayment dates of the Class A-2-I Notes and the Class A-2-II Notes will be September 2026 and September 2029, respectively, unless earlier prepaid to the extent permitted under the indenture that will govern the 2019 Notes.

  • Here's Why Investors May Find Wendy's (WEN) Appetizing Now
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  • McDonald's, Wendy's Drop as BofAML Sees Threat From Chick-Fil-A
    Bloomberg14 days ago

    McDonald's, Wendy's Drop as BofAML Sees Threat From Chick-Fil-A

    McDonald’s shares are down as much as 2.8%, their biggest intraday drop since March 4. McDonald’s, Restaurant Brands International Inc., Wendy’s and Jack In The Box Inc. will face risks in the long-term if Chick-fil-A’s rapid growth continues, and Subway’s declines wane, analyst Gregory Francfort wrote in a note dated June 7.

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  • Markit14 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Wendys Co.

    Wendys Co NASDAQ/NGS:WENView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low and declining * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for WEN with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. Additionally, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on June 4. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $483 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold WEN are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant 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 score@ihsmarkit.com.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.

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    McDonald’s and Other Fast Food Chains Should Keep an Eye on Chick-Fil-A

    In 2018, Chick-Fil-A had an average of $4.7 million sales per store, well above the $2.8 million for McDonald’s and $1.3 to $1.8 million for most other peers.

  • Wendy's (WEN) Up 5.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
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  • 15 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch as the Industry Heats Up
    InvestorPlace17 days ago

    15 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch as the Industry Heats Up

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]Another day, another hack, another reason to buy a cybersecurity stock. That has been my motto for the better part of the past few years, as a huge surge in digital data volume globally has been accompanied by an equally large surge in headline cyber attacks. The big one was the Equifax (NYSE:EFX) scandal back in mid-2017, but that incident is far from isolated. Everyone from Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) to Wendy's (NYSE:WEN) to Whole Foods to Uber to Yahoo and U.S. universities has dealt with a cyber attack of some sort over the past several years.Concurrent to the rampant rise in cyber attacks, demand for cybersecurity solutions has burgeoned, and cybersecurity stocks have bounced. The Prime Cybersecurity ETF (NYSEARCA:HACK) is up roughly 20% over the past year, almost double the S&P 500's return of 18%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% The pace of these attacks will only increase as more valuable data shifts online over the next several years. As such, demand for cybersecurity solutions will continue to grow and cybersecurity stocks will continue to outperform.With that in mind, here's a list of 15 cybersecurity stocks that investors should watch over the next several years. Indeed, I think a few of them could be huge winners: Palo Alto Networks (PANW)When it comes to cybersecurity stocks, the cream of the corp is Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW). "Another day, another hack, another reason to buy a cybersecurity stock" could just as easily read "another day, another hack, another reason to buy Palo Alto Networks stock." In other words, Palo Alto Networks is so big and so good at what it does that the company may as well be a substitute for the entire cybersecurity space.This dominance has manifested itself in a long and steady track record of 20%-plus revenue growth and healthy operating margin expansion, the sum of which has powered a 150% rally in PANW stock over the past five years.Recent numbers are a little weak, but analysts remain confident on the stock. Fortinet (FTNT)While Palo Alto Networks may be the cream of the corp in this industry, Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) isn't too far behind.Source: Dennis van Zuijlekom via FlickrThis is another really big, really strong cybersecurity company that has a strong track record of 20%-plus revenue growth and strong share price gains. Over the past five years, FTNT is up 211%.Revenue growth isn't slowing at all, implying that despite increased competition, Fortinet continues to ride secular tailwinds in cybersecurity to 20%-plus revenue growth. Thus, so long as cybersecurity tailwinds remain strong, FTNT stock should do well. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets Analysts are worried about valuation here and now, with the stock trading at nearly 40X forward earnings. That does seem a little rich and this stock may be due for a correction in the near future. But thereafter, long-term tailwinds should drive FTNT stock higher. Check Point (CHKP)Another cybersecurity industry titan is Check Point (NASDAQ:CHKP). And, as an industry titan, CHKP stock is a likely winner if cybersecurity tailwinds stay strong.Source: Check Point SoftwareBut, CHKP stock has struggled lately. CHKP stock is up just 14% over the past year. A lot of the recent weakness in CHKP stock has to do with anemic revenue growth. Revenue growth was just 2% last quarter, an usually low mark for a cybersecurity giant.Long story short, it looks like competition is weighing on CHKP stock. Thus, go-forward growth prospects, while strong, are muddied by competitive threats. Granted, CHKP stock sports a reasonable valuation at just a little more than 20X forward earnings. But, that low valuation runs next to low growth, so the stock really isn't a bargain.Analysts aren't in love with this stock, and the chart isn't all that great, either. Thus, while CHKP should head higher in the long run thanks to industry tailwinds, the outlook for the stock in the near- to medium-term is much less promising. FireEye (FEYE)I'd lump cybersecurity company FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) more into the Check Point pile than the Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet pile.Source: David via Flickr (Modified)This is a solid company with healthy industry drivers, but revenue growth isn't robust. Over the last few years, that's caught up with the stock which has fallen 60 percent over the last five years. The company is barely profitable.As such, FEYE stock doesn't look like a huge winner in the big picture. * 6 Big Dividend Stocks to Buy as Yields Plunge That being said, there is an argument to buy FEYE stock in the near- to medium-term. Ever since the start of 2016, FEYE stock has been highly cyclical. In that cycle, the stock usually bottoms when the trailing sales multiple hits 3. Right now, we are just above 3. Thus, further weakness in the stock should be expected but could turn into a medium-term buying opportunity. Proofpoint (PFPT)Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) is the nascent, hyper-growth player in the cybersecurity space. The company isn't all that big (under $6 billion market cap, versus nearly $20 billion for Palo Alto Networks). But, what this company lacks in size, it makes up for in growth. \Because of this massive growth in a rapidly expanding industry, PFPT stock has done quite well. The stock is up 200% over the past five years.Analysts think this stock heads higher. So do I. Growth rates are huge, the valuation is reasonable, and the chart looks good. Imperva (IMPV)There is a lot of noise surrounding Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) right now. But, I think that if you zoom out and look at the big picture, this is a cybersecurity company heading in the right direction. IMPV stock got slammed recently because of mixed quarterly numbers that included a big-cut to the full-year guide. The rationale behind the down-guide was that Imperva is transitioning to a subscription model, and that is adversely affecting revenue and profits in the near-term.Longer-term, though, this is the right move. We are entering the subscription economy era. Moreover, Imperva operates in a rapid growth area of cybersecurity (hybrid cloud), and that gives them exposure to huge tailwinds over the next several quarters. * 7 Bank Stocks to Leave in the Vault Meanwhile, the valuation on IMPV stock is reasonable at only 4.5X sales. Thus, in a big picture, I think IMPV stock is headed in the right direction. But, IMPV won't be a big winner overnight, so expect some choppiness while Imperva's financials take a near-term hit from the subscription shift. CyberArk (CYBR)Much like Proofpoint, CyberArk (NASDAQ:CYBR) is a cybersecurity company characterized by small scale but big growth.Source: Shutterstock CyberArk is even smaller than Proofpoint (just a $2 billion market cap). But, growth is really big. Last quarter, revenues rose 34% year-over-year, and deferred revenue rose by more than 40%.Also much like PFPT, CYBR stock has been a big winner due to its big growth. Over the past year, CYBR stock is up 103%.Analysts think this run will continue, albeit at a much slower rate. That seems reasonable to me. This stock is slightly more expensive than PFPT, but growing at a slower rate, so if you are searching for growth in the cybersecurity space, I'd pick PFPT over CYBR. Cisco (CSCO)One of the bigger companies on this list, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), is much more than just a cybersecurity company. But, a big part of this company's turnaround narrative is centered on cybersecurity.Source: Shutterstock That part of the Cisco narrative is doing well, and is powering improved financial results. After its 30 climb this year, Cisco may be starting to level off. Moreover, laps are going to get tougher going forward, so slowing revenue growth is a risk this company is looking at it in the near- to medium-term future. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth That being said, CSCO stock is pretty cheap at just 16X forward earnings, and the chart looks pretty good.Big picture, CSCO stock has great, upside from here. It is a low-risk, low-volatility investment with a cheap valuation. But, it also lacks big-time growth drivers to unlock huge share price appreciation in the long-term. Carbonite (CARB)Although it is one of the smaller names on this list, Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) has one of the better growth narratives in all of cybersecurity.Source: Shutterstock This is a company that is positioning itself as a data protection company. Considering the volume of digital data is exploding higher right now on a global scale, data protection is the right niche to dominate over the next several years.Carbonite's numbers haven't been great as of late. Revenues were down year-over-year for the last quarter, but gross margins are trending higher. Operating margins, too. Net profits are growing by a whole bunch from a small base.The valuation, meanwhile, isn't all that bad at 4X trailing sales. The stock is down more than 70% over the past year, but it has a bunch of positive momentum right now. Qualys (QLYS)The next cybersecurity stock to watch over the next several years is Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS).Source: Shutterstock The value prop of Qualys is getting enterprise customers to sign onto their platform, consolidate their security and compliance stacks, and cut IT spend. That is a pretty promising value prop, and a lot of customers are buying into it.Last quarter, revenues at Qualys rose more than 15%. Gross margins aren't soaring higher, but operating margins are moving higher as big revenue growth is driving opex leverage. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors From a valuation perspective, this hyper-growth cybersecurity stock looks fully valued at over 13X trailing sales. That is about as big as it gets in this industry, but Qualys isn't the biggest grower. Thus, going forward, valuation will likely weigh on share price performance. Symantec (SYMC)Of all the stocks on this list, Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) is the one that has been struggling the most.Source: Shutterstock SYMC stock is down more than 16% over the past year, mostly thanks to slowing revenue growth, which just turned negative. Considering competition in this space is only intensifying, it is discouraging to see revenue growth already dip into negative territory.That being said, SYMC stock is about as cheap as it gets in this sector. The stock trades at 2.5X trailing sales and 13X forward earnings. Those are pretty cheap multiples for exposure to cyber defense.If the growth trajectory for this company improves, SYMC stock could soar higher. Until then, though, SYMC stock will remain weak. There simply isn't much demand for zero-growth cyber defense stocks. Akamai (AKAM)One cybersecurity stock with a very attractive and multi-faceted growth narrative is Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM).Source: Shutterstock The Akamai growth narrative is really quite broad. On one end, the company's fastest-growing segment is its Cloud Security solutions. Revenues in this segment are consistently growing around 25% to 35% year-over-year each quarter, and momentum is strong due to the security portfolio including new products.On the other end, Akamai provides solutions that enable the shift from linear content to internet content. This shift is only gaining momentum, and as such, Akamai's growth narrative and numbers are only getting better. * 7 High-Yield REITs to Buy (Even When the Market Tanks) Valuation is a concern for this stock. But, the fundamentals are pretty good. Thus, while I don't think AKAM stock has another 20%-plus upside in its tank over the next 12 months, I do see this stock heading higher in a multi-year window. Splunk (SPLK)Another high-growth name in this space is Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK).Source: Web Summit Via FlickrSplunk essentially operates in the world of turning data into actionable insights. This is a good place to be. It puts Splunk at the heart of a $55 billion addressable market. Revenues currently sit around $1.3 billion on a trailing 12 month basis, so there is clearly a long runway for big growth.But, revenue growth has been consistently slowing at SPLK. The valuation, however, has not compressed. That is a worrisome combination, and likely at the heart of its 17% drop in May. With revenue growth last quarter under 40%, and the price-to-sales multiple above 10X, this stock looks unnecessarily risky here and now.Analysts have been moving to the sidelines on this name, and insiders are selling a bunch, so now might be the time to heed the warning signs. F5 Networks (FFIV)F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) has fallen upon hard times. But, that could change soon.Source: Shutterstock Over the past year, the stock is down 22% and the forward-earnings-multiple on FFIV stock remains below 20.The valuation is attractive, but it is on top of what is projected as sub-10% earnings growth over the next several years. A 20X multiple for less than 10% growth isn't all the great, especially considering the market is trading at a lower multiple (17X) for bigger growth (16.5%). * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside Perhaps that is why most analysts have a price target on the stock that is below the current price tag. I think the analysts are right on this one. Cybersecurity tailwinds are strong, but there are better cybersecurity stocks on this list with more upside potential. Zscaler (ZS)Freshly public and relatively small, Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) is one of the most exciting and risky cybersecurity stocks on this list.Source: Shutterstock Zscaler went public at $16-per-share in March 2018. The IPO was a huge success. ZS stock doubled in its first day of trading, closing at $33. The momentum hasn't really stopped. Today, ZS stock is around $70.The hype makes sense. Zscaler is a cloud security company with nearly 3,000 customers, a huge international presence, 50%-plus revenue growth and 80%-plus gross margins. The company is disrupting a huge, nearly $20 billion cloud and mobility market, and revenues last year were just $126 million.Thus, the long-term growth narrative supporting ZS stock is quite promising. But, this is nearly a $5 billion company that is expected to do under $200 million in sales this year, so the stock is trading at a rather huge 25X-plus sales multiple. That isn't a risk-off investment. As such, ZS is the high-risk, high-reward name in this cybersecurity bunch.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long HACK, PANW, FTNT and PFPT. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 5 Growthy Stocks Trading Below 15X Earnings Compare Brokers The post 15 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch as the Industry Heats Up appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • The Wendy's Company Announces Refinancing Transaction
    PR Newswire19 days ago

    The Wendy's Company Announces Refinancing Transaction

    DUBLIN, Ohio, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wendy's Company (WEN) (the "Company") today announced that certain of its subsidiaries commenced a refinancing transaction, which will consist of the refinancing of a portion of their outstanding securitization debt with a new series of securitized notes under the existing securitized financing facility.

  • TheStreet.com20 days ago

    Wendy's Stock Looks Hot, Definitely Not Frosty

    In the daily bar chart of WEN, below, we can see that prices successfully tested the rising 50-day moving average line. The 200-day line is still positive and the On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has moved higher with the price action. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator has been in a take profits mode since late April but this indicator looks like it can turn higher with the price action and generate a new buy signal.

  • Wendy's Freshly Made Berry Burst Chicken Salad Makes an Encore This Summer
    PR Newswire20 days ago

    Wendy's Freshly Made Berry Burst Chicken Salad Makes an Encore This Summer

    DUBLIN, Ohio, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wendy's® Berry Burst Chicken Salad is back for an encore, returning as this summer's, most craveable salad. Featuring ripe strawberries and juicy blueberries, the Berry Burst Chicken Salad takes center stage to serve up sweet summertime flavors and give fans another delicious salad option that fits with any schedule. To ensure the freshest, juiciest berries during the peak of harvest, this summer salad is making a seasonal appearance, available now through Labor Day.

  • Benzinga20 days ago

    Jim Cramer Gives His Opinion On Wendy's, Exelon And More

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