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How to buy The Wendy’s (WEN) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in The Wendy’s stocks.

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Wednesday, August 11: Wendy’s released its second quarter results. Revenue was up 22% compared to Q2 of 2020, and the company announced that they are raising their 2025 New Restaurant Development target from 8500 to 9000 new restaurants globally. The report also announced a 20% increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend to 12 cents per share (payable on September 15, 2021 to stockholders of record as of September 1, 2021).

The Wendy’s (WEN) is a leading restaurants business based in the US. It opened the day at $22.86 after a previous close of $22.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of $22.84 to a high of $23.18. The latest price was $23.01 (25 minute delay). The Wendy’s is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,833 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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The Wendy’s stock price (NASDAQ:WEN)

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The Wendy’s shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$22.75
Change $0.26
Change % 1.1429%
Volume 1,770,811
Information last updated 2023-05-27.
52-week range$16.64 - $23.90
50-day moving average $22.11
200-day moving average $21.49
Wall St. target price$25.32
PE ratio 26.4286
Dividend yield $0.625 (4.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.84

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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

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.01 from 2023-05-26

1 week (2023-05-23) 2.91%
1 month (2023-05-01) 3.74%
3 months (2023-03-02) 2.59%
6 months (2022-11-30) 1.99%
1 year (2022-05-27) N/A
2 years (2021-05-28) -0.90%
3 years (2020-05-29) 8.23%
5 years (2018-05-31) 42.83%

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 financials

Revenue TTM $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.6%
Gross profit TTM $720.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.04%
Return on equity TTM 41.14%
Profit margin 8.42%
Book value $1.98
Market capitalisation $4.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Wendy’s share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 82.42% of net profits

Recently The Wendy’s has paid out, on average, around 82.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.5% 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 4.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Wendy’s's case, that would currently equate to about $0.625 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 15 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 May 2023 (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 25 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 $16.6365 up to $23.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WEN.US volatility(beta: 0.91)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 Wendy’s's is 0.9141. 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 in the United States and internationally. It operates through Wendy's U. S. , Wendy's International, and Global Real Estate & Development segments. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. The company also owns and leases real estate properties. The company was formerly known as Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.

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