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 most optimistic price target was 19, which equates to a potential upside of 22.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target 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. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.09 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

WEN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -6.01 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WEN hit 16.66 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 9.33. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 66.56 percent, and below the high by 6.72 percent. 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.