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How to buy The Wendys Company stock

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The Wendy's Company is a restaurants business based in the US. The Wendys Company shares (WEN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Wendys Company employs 4,667 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The Wendys Company share price

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The Wendys Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$18.28 - $24.72
50-day moving average $21.08
200-day moving average $21.79
Wall St. target price$24.80
PE ratio 43.4615
Dividend yield $0.29 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.52

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Is it a good time to buy The Wendys Company stock?

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Is The Wendys Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Wendys Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Wendys Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Wendys Company's P/E ratio

The Wendys Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, The Wendys Company shares trade at around 43x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Wendys Company's PEG ratio

The Wendys Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.6691. 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 Wendys Company'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 Wendys Company's EBITDA

The Wendys Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $417.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Wendys Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Wendys Company financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.31%
Gross profit TTM $633.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.54%
Return on equity TTM 22.11%
Profit margin 8.42%
Book value $2.45
Market capitalisation $5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Wendys Company shares

There are currently 10.4 million The Wendys Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Wendys Company's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% down from 10.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Wendys Company shares can be evaluated.

The Wendys Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Wendys Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Wendys Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Wendys Company shares traded daily (recently around 4.2 million). The Wendys Company's SIR currently stands at 2.47. In other words for every 100,000 The Wendys Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2470 shares are currently held short.

However The Wendys Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Wendys Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Wendys Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Wendys Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Wendys Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0585% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Wendys Company shares, roughly 59 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Wendys Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Wendys Company stock.

The Wendys Company share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.61% of net profits

Recently The Wendys Company has paid out, on average, around 45.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Wendys Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Wendys Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.29 per share.

While The Wendys Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Wendys Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Wendys Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Wendys Company's shares ever split?

The Wendys Company'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 Wendys Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Wendys Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Wendys Company's share price.

The Wendys Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Wendys Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.2835 up to $24.7202. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WEN.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Wendys Company's is 0.9239. This would suggest that The Wendys Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Wendys Company 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 3, 2021, it operated approximately 361 Company-operated restaurants; 5,520 franchised restaurants in the United States; and 947 franchised restaurants internationally. The company also owns and leases real estate properties.

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