Analyst Ratings for Wendy's Co. (WEN)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Wendy's Co. (NASDAQ:WEN) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, WEN received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WEN. The most optimistic price target was 19, which equates to a potential upside of 22.27 percent. The lowest price target was 12, implying a possible loss of -22.78 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.09 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.09 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of WEN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -6.01 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WEN is -5.33.

WEN has a 52-week high of 16.66 and a 52-week low of 9.33. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 66.56 percent, and 6.72 percent lower than its 52-week high. WEN has a price/earnings ratio of 32.04. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WEN value stock report compares WEN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.89 billion. WEN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.