WEN - The Wendy's Company

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
17.03
+0.33 (+1.94%)
As of 3:12PM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close16.71
Open16.80
Bid17.03 x 1800
Ask17.04 x 1000
Day's Range16.31 - 17.20
52 Week Range14.80 - 18.68
Volume2,270,565
Avg. Volume4,153,126
Market Cap3.959B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.86
PE Ratio (TTM)7.02
EPS (TTM)2.43
Earnings DateFeb 20, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.34 (2.09%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-30
1y Target Est19.18
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  • What to Expect from McDonald’s Q4 Revenues
    Market Realist1 hour ago

    What to Expect from McDonald’s Q4 Revenues

    McDonald’s Q4 Earnings: Investors Are Optimistic(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ revenue expectations For the fourth quarter, analysts expect McDonald’s (MCD) to post revenues of $5.17 billion—a fall of 3.2% from $5.34 billion in the

  • McDonald’s Q4 Earnings: Investors Are Optimistic
    Market Realist3 hours ago

    McDonald’s Q4 Earnings: Investors Are Optimistic

    McDonald’s Q4 Earnings: Investors Are OptimisticStock performanceMcDonald’s (MCD) is scheduled to post its fourth-quarter earnings before the market opens on January 30. As of January 22, the company was trading at $184.57, which represents a

  • The Wendy's Company to Host Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results Conference Call on Thursday, February 21
    PR Newswire23 hours ago

    The Wendy's Company to Host Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results Conference Call on Thursday, February 21

    DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wendy's Company (WEN) will release its preliminary results for fourth quarter and full year 2018 before the market opens on Thursday, February 21.  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 on the Investors section of the Company's website at www.wendys.com/investor-relations. The live conference call, including the question and answer session, is expected to last approximately 90 minutes and will be available by teleconference at (877) 572-6014 for domestic callers and (281) 913-8524 for international callers. An archived webcast with the accompanying presentation materials will also be available on the Company's website after the conference call.

  • Markityesterday

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

    # Wendys Co ### NASDAQ/NGS:WEN View full report here! ## Summary * Bearish sentiment is moderate * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Neutral Short interest is moderate for WEN with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $4.66 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold WEN are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According 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 worthiness Credit default swap CDS 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.

  • Trump’s Burger King, McDonald’s binge scores fast food companies over $15 million in free ad impressions
    Yahoo Finance7 days ago

    Trump’s Burger King, McDonald’s binge scores fast food companies over $15 million in free ad impressions

    President Trump serving fast food at the Clemson Tigers' White House visit was a big win for McDonald's and Burger King.

  • Wendy's (WEN) Shares Gain 6% Year to Date: More Room to Run?
    Zacks9 days ago

    Wendy's (WEN) Shares Gain 6% Year to Date: More Room to Run?

    A franchised business model and several other sales-building strategies will help Wendy's (WEN) to witness growth in the near term. However, high costs remain a pressing concern.

  • Why The Wendy’s Company’s (NASDAQ:WEN) Return On Capital Employed Might Be A Concern
    Simply Wall St.12 days ago

    Why The Wendy’s Company’s (NASDAQ:WEN) Return On Capital Employed Might Be A Concern

    Today we'll look at The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us Read More...

  • CNBC13 days ago

    Government shutdown slows FDA inspections, food safety watchdogs warn of outbreak risks

    Some 41 percent of the Food and Drug Administration's employees have been furloughed. Because of the nationwide shutdown, the FDA has been forced to stop a large portion of its safety inspections. Foreign food inspections have continued at their normal pace.

  • Analysts Expect McDonald’s EPS Growth to Slow in 2019
    Market Realist14 days ago

    Analysts Expect McDonald’s EPS Growth to Slow in 2019

    McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Analysts’ EPS expectations for 2018 In the first three quarters of 2018, McDonald’s (MCD) adjusted EPS rose 18.5% to $5.88. An expanded EBIT margin, a lower effective tax rate, and share repurchases drove the company’s EPS during the period. However, some of the growth in its EPS was offset by a fall in its revenue. During the period, the company’s EBIT margin improved from 38.4% to 43.6% due to increased revenue from a more profitable franchised business and sales leverage from positive SSSG (same-store sales growth). The company’s effective tax rate stood at 25.7% compared to 32.8% in the previous year. McDonald’s repurchased 26.7 million shares for $4.3 billion in the first three quarters of 2018. In the fourth quarter of 2018, analysts expect McDonald’s to post adjusted EPS of $1.89 to take its total EPS for 2018 to $7.75, a rise of 16.4% from $6.66 in 2017. During the same period, McDonald’s peers Starbucks (SBUX) and Wendy’s (WEN) are expected to post EPS rises of 13.6% and 32.6%, respectively, while Jack in the Box’s (JACK) EPS are likely to fall 1.8%. ## Analysts’ EPS expectations for 2019 Analysts expect McDonald’s EPS growth to slow in 2019. For 2019, McDonald’s is expected to post adjusted EPS of $8.23, an increase of 6.2% from $7.75 in 2017. This EPS growth will likely to be driven by the expansion of its net margins and share repurchases. Analysts expect McDonald’s net margin to expand from 28.8% in 2018 to 30% in 2019. At the end of the third quarter, the company had $7.98 billion left under its share repurchase program. Share repurchases drive a company’s EPS by lowering its number of shares outstanding. In 2019, Starbucks, Wendy’s, and Jack in the Box are expected to post EPS rises of 12.8%, 16.2%, and 15.0%, respectively. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next? * Part 2 - Why Analysts Continue to Favor ‘Buy’ Ratings for McDonald’s * Part 3 - What Analysts Expect from McDonald’s Revenue in 2019

  • What Analysts Expect from McDonald’s Revenue in 2019
    Market Realist15 days ago

    What Analysts Expect from McDonald’s Revenue in 2019

    McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next? In the first three quarters of 2018, McDonald’s (MCD) revenue fell 9.3% to $15.86 billion compared to $17.48 billion in the corresponding three quarters of the previous year. The fall in McDonald’s revenue was the result of its strategic refranchising initiative.

  • Why Analysts Continue to Favor ‘Buy’ Ratings for McDonald’s
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Why Analysts Continue to Favor ‘Buy’ Ratings for McDonald’s

    McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Analysts’ recommendations Of the 32 analysts that cover McDonald’s (MCD), 78.1% have given the stock “buy” ratings, while the remaining 21.9% have given it “holds.” No analysts have given the stock “sell” ratings.  On average, analysts have set a 12-month price target of $195.50 on the stock, which represents a potential upside of 8.5% from its current price of $180.22. On December 19, RBC raised its price target from $190 to $205, and Barclays raised its price target from $198 to $208. Earlier, on December 17, JPMorgan Chase raised its price target from $180 to $182. On November 29, Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock from an “equal weight” to an “overweight” rating and raised its price target from $173 to $210. ## Peer comparison Of the 32 analysts covering Starbucks (SBUX), 53.1% have given it “buys,” and the remaining 46.9% have given it “holds.” On average, analysts have set a 12-month price target of $68.60 on the stock, which represents a potential upside of 7.9% from its current price of $63.57. Of the 26 analysts covering Wendy’s (WEN), 57.7% have given it “buys,” and the remaining 42.3% have given it “holds.” Analysts have set an average price target of $19.33 on the stock, which represents a potential upside of 19.6% from its current price of $16.16. Of the 17 analysts tracking Jack in the Box (JACK), 43.8% have given it “buys,” and the remaining 56.3% have given it “holds.” Analysts have set an average price target of $93.69 on the stock, which represents a potential upside of 15.0% from its current price of $81.44. ## Valuation multiple As of January 7, McDonald’s was trading at a forward PE multiple of 21.9x compared to 20.6x before the announcement of its third-quarter earnings results. The increase in McDonald’s stock price has also increased its valuation multiple. On the same day, its peers Starbucks, Wendy’s, and Jack in the Box were trading at forward PE multiples of 23.2x, 24.4x, and 16.9x, respectively. McDonald’s is currently trading at 23.3 times analysts 2018 EPS expectations and 21.9 times analysts’ 2019 EPS expectations, with its EPS expected to rise 16.4% in 2018 and 6.2% in 2019. Next, we’ll look at analysts’ revenue expectations for 2018 and 2019. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next? * Part 3 - What Analysts Expect from McDonald’s Revenue in 2019 * Part 4 - Analysts Expect McDonald’s EPS Growth to Slow in 2019

  • McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next?
    Market Realist15 days ago

    McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next?

    McDonald’s Stock Is Up 8.2% since Its Last Earnings: What’s Next? ## Stock performance As of January 8, McDonald’s (MCD) stock is trading at $180.22, which represents a rise of 8.2% since the company’s announcement of its third-quarter earnings results on October 23. The company is trading 22.7% higher than its 52-week low of $146.84 and 5.6% lower than its 52-week high of $190.88. In the third quarter, McDonald’s outperformed analysts’ EPS and revenue expectations. Also, the company’s same-store sales growth for the quarter came in at 4.2%, beating analysts’ expectation of 3.6%. Along with the company’s impressive third-quarter results, investors’ optimism surrounding its initiative to modernize its restaurants—including the implementation of self-order kiosks, the remodeling of its restaurants, and the expansion of its deployment of the Experience of the Future initiative—drove the stock’s performance. The company’s stock price was also positively affected by Morgan Stanley’s upgrade on November 29. The upgrade led MCD to hit a 52-week high of $190.88 on the day. ## Year-to-date performance In 2018, McDonald’s stock price rose 3.2%. In comparison, its peers Starbucks (SBUX), Wendy’s (WEN), and Jack in the Box (JACK) returned 12.1%, -4.9%, and -20.9%, respectively. The broader comparative index, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY), which invests 7.9% of its holdings in restaurant and travel companies, returned 0.3% in 2018. Since the beginning of 2019, McDonald’s has returned 1.5%, while Starbucks, Wendy’s, and Jack in the Box have returned -1.3%, 3.5%, and 4.9%, respectively. Next, let’s look at analysts’ recommendations for McDonald’s. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - Why Analysts Continue to Favor ‘Buy’ Ratings for McDonald’s * Part 3 - What Analysts Expect from McDonald’s Revenue in 2019 * Part 4 - Analysts Expect McDonald’s EPS Growth to Slow in 2019

  • Giant Deal Alert: Wendy's Giant Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger $5 Meal Deal Returns
    PR Newswirelast month

    Giant Deal Alert: Wendy's Giant Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger $5 Meal Deal Returns

    Especially when it means getting double the fresh, never-frozen beef* and double the Applewood smoked bacon. Introducing, the Giant JBC, a giant way to enjoy twice the fresh, never frozen beef you love from Wendy's. This beefed-up cheeseburger is made even bigger with the giant-junior $5 meal deal that comes with it.

  • This Restaurant Stock Explores Sale Amid Spate Of Takeovers
    Investor's Business Dailylast month

    This Restaurant Stock Explores Sale Amid Spate Of Takeovers

    Jack In The Box stock popped up after the firm confirmed that it is exploring a potential sale amid a wave of restaurant takeovers in the past year.

  • 5 fast foods that captured everyone’s imagination in 2018
    Yahoo Financelast month

    5 fast foods that captured everyone’s imagination in 2018

    Fast-food chains were more cautious with their menus in 2018. But there were several interesting new product launches.

  • What’s Driving Jack in the Box Stock Today?
    Market Realistlast month

    What’s Driving Jack in the Box Stock Today?

    Today, Jack in the Box’s (JACK) management announced that it is evaluating all possible strategic and financing alternatives to maximize shareholder value, which includes the sale of the company or going ahead with its previously announced plan of raising its leverage. During the same period, peers Wendy’s (WEN) and McDonald’s (MCD) have returned 1.8% and 6.5%, respectively.

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

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

    This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on December 13. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.

  • The Wendy's Company Announces Major Advancement in Beef Sourcing; 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Progress Report Details Industry-Leading Efforts on Beef and Tomatoes to Verify Improvements in Sustainability and Fresh Food Sourcing
    PR Newswirelast month

    The Wendy's Company Announces Major Advancement in Beef Sourcing; 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Progress Report Details Industry-Leading Efforts on Beef and Tomatoes to Verify Improvements in Sustainability and Fresh Food Sourcing

    DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Wendy's Company announced an industry-leading step that will allow the company to better understand and communicate how cattle for Wendy's fresh beef* hamburgers are raised, facilitating advancements in areas such as animal care, antibiotics and sustainability. Wendy's® CSR-focused materials are available through Wendy's corporate blog, The Square Deal, and at www.wendys.com. "Quality is Our Recipe" isn't just a Company tagline.

  • The Wendy’s Company (WEN)Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up
    Insider Monkeylast month

    The Wendy’s Company (WEN)Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up

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  • Reuterslast month

    McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in beef supply chain

    McDonald's Corp on Tuesday released guidelines for suppliers of beef in its top 10 sourcing countries to curb the use of antibiotics as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs. The guidelines https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/content/dam/gwscorp/scale-for-good/McDonalds_Beef_Antibiotics_Policy.pdf released by the world's biggest restaurant chain - which is also one of the biggest buyers of beef in the world - requires suppliers to begin phasing out the use of antibiotics defined by the World Health Organization as "highest priority critically important antimicrobials" (HPCIA) to human medicine. It also urged suppliers to adopt a tiered approach to the use of antibiotics, encouraging them to use HPCIA drugs as the last resort.

  • TheStreet.comlast month

    McDonald's Sustainability Efforts Position Products for Younger Consumers

    announcement on Tuesday to align its supply chain toward fresh, antibiotic free beef could be key to wooing younger consumers. "Today, McDonald's is announcing a policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), which applies across 85% of our global beef supply chain," the company said in a press release on Tuesday. The move marks another step in the company's overall move towards more natural food sourcing after its move to fresh beef in the first quarter of 2018, which clearly sought to capture millennials that are buying more fresh meat than all other generations combined.

  • Zackslast month

    Wendy's Gains 11.9% in 1 Year: Should You Hold the Stock?

    Wendy's (WEN) banks on international expansion and a franchised business model to drive top and bottom-line growth while high expenses are headwinds.

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    Hedge Fund Sentiment Is Stagnant On Portland General Electric Company (POR)

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  • Wendy's (WEN) Up 4.9% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
    Zacks2 months ago

    Wendy's (WEN) Up 4.9% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

    Wendy's (WEN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • McDonald’s EPS Growth Could Fall in 2019
    Market Realist2 months ago

    McDonald’s EPS Growth Could Fall in 2019

    McDonald’s (MCD) posted adjusted EPS of $5.88 in the first three quarters of 2018, representing a rise of 18.5% from $4.96 in the first three quarters of 2017. This EPS growth was driven by the expansion of the company’s EBIT margin, its lower effective tax rate, and its share repurchases partially offset by a fall in its revenue.