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, which equates to a potential upside of 22.27 percent. The lowest price target was 12, which equates to a potential downside of -22.78 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of WEN to grow at a rate of -6.01 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WEN has a PEG ratio of -5.33.

WEN has a 52-week high of 16.66 and a 52-week 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.