why The Wendy’s Company [WEN] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $24.08

The Wendy’s Company [NASDAQ: WEN] slipped around -0.02 points on Thursday, while shares priced at $21.95 at the close of the session, down -0.09%. The company report on September 1, 2020 that Wendy’s Introduces Unforgettable, Flavor-Packed Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger.

Latest menu drop destined to become your newest, gotta-have-it-now, cheeseburger.

The Wendy’s Company stock is now -1.17% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. WEN Stock saw the intraday high of $22.48 and lowest of $21.645 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 24.04, which means current price is +221.85% above from all time high which was touched on 02/25/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 3.05M shares, WEN reached a trading volume of 4280892 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about The Wendy’s Company [WEN]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WEN shares is $24.08 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WEN stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Evercore ISI have made an estimate for The Wendy’s Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 14, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 04, 2020, representing the official price target for The Wendy’s Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $16, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Hold rating on WEN stock. On March 31, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for WEN shares from 22 to 21.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Wendy’s Company is set at 0.70, with the Price to Sales ratio for WEN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.91. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 10.12, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.52.

How has WEN stock performed recently?

The Wendy’s Company [WEN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.05. With this latest performance, WEN shares dropped by -1.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 14.38% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.69% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WEN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.43, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.57 for The Wendy’s Company [WEN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 22.14, while it was recorded at 21.51 for the last single week of trading, and 20.61 for the last 200 days.

The Wendy’s Company [WEN]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Wendy’s Company [WEN] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.02 and a Gross Margin at +27.74. The Wendy’s Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.01.

Return on Total Capital for WEN is now 7.15, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.63. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.51, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.78. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Wendy’s Company [WEN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 719.20. Additionally, WEN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 87.79, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 68.26. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 704.19, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 85.96.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Wendy’s Company [WEN] managed to generate an average of $10,296 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 12.14 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.35.The Wendy’s Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings analysis for The Wendy’s Company [WEN]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Wendy’s Company posted 0.19/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.15/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 26.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WEN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Wendy’s Company go to 11.02%.

Insider trade positions for The Wendy’s Company [WEN]

There are presently around $3,457 million, or 71.20% of WEN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WEN stocks are: TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P. with ownership of 26,630,629, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 7.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 17,894,533 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $392.79 million in WEN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $351.91 million in WEN stock with ownership of nearly -1.35% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Wendy’s Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 146 institutional holders increased their position in The Wendy’s Company [NASDAQ:WEN] by around 19,022,797 shares. Additionally, 177 investors decreased positions by around 14,478,093 shares, while 67 investors held positions by with 123,974,998 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 157,475,888 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WEN stock had 55 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,495,043 shares, while 53 institutional investors sold positions of 4,113,733 shares during the same period.

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