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The Wendy’s Company [WEN] Stock trading around $23.53 per share: What’s Next?

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The Wendy’s Company [NASDAQ: WEN] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.99% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.86%. The company report on October 19, 2020 that The Wendy’s Company Names Kevin Vasconi Chief Information Officer.

The Wendy’s Company (Nasdaq: WEN) announced the appointment of Kevin Vasconi, 59, as Chief Information Officer, effective today. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor and serve on Wendy’s Senior Leadership Team.


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Prior to joining Wendy’s, Kevin served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc., a role from which he retired earlier this month. In Kevin’s eight years at Domino’s, he served on the executive leadership team and was responsible for developing and leading all domestic and international technology capabilities. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2019 from digital channels, primarily online ordering and mobile applications. In the U.S. in 2019, Domino’s generated over 65% of sales via digital channels. At Wendy’s, Kevin will assume responsibility for all aspects of Wendy’s global technology efforts, including Consumer-facing Digital, Restaurant Technology, Enterprise Architecture and Technology, and Information Security.

Over the last 12 months, WEN stock rose by 12.42%. The one-year The Wendy’s Company stock forecast points to a potential upside of 3.29. The average equity rating for WEN stock is currently 2.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $5.37 billion, with 223.12 million shares outstanding and 206.22 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.07M shares, WEN stock reached a trading volume of 1811093 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $24.33 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 0.61, with the Price to Sales ratio for WEN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.21. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 10.84, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.48.

WEN Stock Performance Analysis:

The Wendy’s Company [WEN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.86. With this latest performance, WEN shares gained by 6.23% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 15.12% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 12.42% 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 52.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.13 for The Wendy’s Company [WEN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 22.39, while it was recorded at 23.72 for the last single week of trading, and 20.79 for the last 200 days.

Insight into The Wendy’s Company 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.

WEN Stock EPS

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 10.52%.

The Wendy’s Company [WEN] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $3,686 million, or 70.90% 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 $421.06 million in WEN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $377.24 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 140 institutional holders increased their position in The Wendy’s Company [NASDAQ:WEN] by around 18,427,906 shares. Additionally, 171 investors decreased positions by around 14,959,450 shares, while 67 investors held positions by with 123,254,848 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 156,642,204 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WEN stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,445,332 shares, while 45 institutional investors sold positions of 4,528,605 shares during the same period.

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