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.

Several price targets were given for WEN by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 19, implying potential capital gains of 22.27 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 12, implying a possible loss of -22.78 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.09 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of WEN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -6.01 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WEN is -5.33.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WEN hit 16.66 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 9.33. Today's price is 66.56 percent above the 52-week low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.