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The Wendy's Co Class A WEN Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of May 31, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 21.99
  • Sector Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry Restaurants
  • Investment Style Small Blend
  • Day Range 21.80  –  22.10
  • Year Range 17.03  –  23.90
  • Market Cap 4.6383 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.2 Mil /  3.2 Mil
  • Price / Sales 2.21
  • Price / Book 11.05
  • Forward Div Yield 4.55%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.98%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis WEN

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Wendy's Earnings: Solid Sales, Maintained Guidance Suggest Shares Fairly Priced

Sean Dunlop Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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After a solid but unspectacular quarter that saw no-moat Wendy's maintain its full-year guidance and the medium-term targets it laid out on its fourth-quarter earnings call, we don't expect any material changes to our $23.50 fair value estimate, leaving shares fairly priced.

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Key Statistics WEN

Company Profile WEN

Business Description

The Wendy’s Company is the second-largest burger quick-service restaurant, or QSR, chain in the United States by systemwide sales, with $11.7 billion in 2022, narrowly edging Burger King ($10.3 billion) and clocking in well behind wide-moat McDonald’s ($48.1 billion). After divestitures of Tim Hortons (2006) and Arby’s (2011), the firm manages just the burger banner, generating sales across a footprint that spanned almost 7,100 total units in 30 countries as of year-end 2022. Wendy’s generates revenue from the sale of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and fries throughout its company-owned footprint, through franchise royalty and marketing fund payments remitted by its franchisees, which account for 94% of stores, and through franchise flipping and advisory fees.

One Dave Thomas Boulevard
Dublin, OH, 43017
Industry Restaurants
Employees 14,500

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FAQs for The Wendy's Co Class A Stock

Yes. WEN has a forward dividend yield of 4.55%. See WEN’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WEN’s market cap is 4.64 Bil.
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WEN’s stock style is Small Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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WEN’s price/sales is 2.21.
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WEN’s price/forward earnings is 26.18.
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WEN’s price/book is 11.11.
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WEN’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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