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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WEN. The maximum price target given was 19, implying potential capital gains of 22.27 percent. The minimum price target given was 12, implying potential capital losses of -22.78 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WEN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -6.01 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WEN has a PEG ratio of -5.33.

In the last 52-weeks, WEN has achieved a high of 16.66 and a low of 9.33. Today's price is 66.56 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.72 percent below the high. WEN has a P/E 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 market cap of WEN is $3.89 billion. WEN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.