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How to buy The Wendy’s stock
Learn how to easily invest in The Wendy’s stock.
The Wendy’s Co is a restaurants business based in the US. The Wendy’s shares (WEN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Wendy’s employs 4,833 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.
How to buy shares in The Wendy’s
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – WEN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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The Wendy’s stock price (NASDAQ: WEN)Use our graph to track the performance of WEN stocks over time.
The Wendy’s shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$19.07|
|52-week range||$15.56 - $24.02|
|50-day moving average||$20.35|
|200-day moving average||$20.77|
|Wall St. target price||$23.33|
|Dividend yield||$0.49 (2.56%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.81|
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Is it a good time to buy The Wendy’s stock?
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The Wendy’s price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-16)||-3.98%|
|1 month (2022-08-22)||-4.32%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||-0.31%|
|6 months (2022-03-25)||-13.00%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||-16.47%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||-10.64%|
|3 years (2019-09-26)||20.03|
|5 years (2017-09-26)||24.80%|
Is The Wendy’s stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing The Wendy’s stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Wendy’s's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Wendy’s's P/E ratio
The Wendy’s's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, The Wendy’s shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
The Wendy’s's PEG ratio
The Wendy’s's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7462. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Wendy’s's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Wendy’s's EBITDA
The Wendy’s's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $445.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Wendy’s's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
The Wendy’s financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.05%|
|Gross profit TTM||$720.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||36.01%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
The Wendy’s share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 65.13% of net profits
Recently The Wendy’s has paid out, on average, around 65.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Wendy’s shareholders could enjoy a 2.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Wendy’s's case, that would currently equate to about $0.49 per share.
The Wendy’s's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The Wendy’s's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have The Wendy’s's shares ever split?
The Wendy’s's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 24 March 1986. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Wendy’s shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Wendy’s shares which in turn could have impacted The Wendy’s's share price.
The Wendy’s share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, The Wendy’s's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.5584 up to $24.0219. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Wendy’s's is 0.9225. This would suggest that The Wendy’s's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
The Wendy’s overview
The Wendy's Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. It operates through three segments: Wendy's U. S. , Wendy's International, and Global Real Estate & Development. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. As of January 2, 2022, it operated approximately 403 company-operated restaurants; 5,535 franchised restaurants in the United States; and 1,006 franchised restaurants internationally. The company also owns and leases real estate properties.
The Wendy’s in the news
Wendy’s Stock Looks Appetizing in a Restaurant Crunch, Says Analyst
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Restaurant Brands stock in focus as Burger King goes all in on premium Whoppers
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of The Wendy’s is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.568% of The Wendy’s shares are held by insiders and 72.001% by institutions. How many people work for The Wendy’s?
Latest data suggests 4,833 work at The Wendy’s. When does the fiscal year end for The Wendy’s?
The Wendy’s's fiscal year ends in December. Where is The Wendy’s based?
The Wendy’s's address is: One Dave Thomas Boulevard, Dublin, OH, United States, 43017 What is The Wendy’s's ISIN number?
The Wendy’s's international securities identification number is: US95058W1009 What is The Wendy’s's CUSIP number?
The Wendy’s's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 895927101
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