The price-to-earnings ratio for Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ: WEN) is 20.65x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for WEN is 0.89. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 16 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price recommended by analysts for Wendy’s Co (WEN) is $22.24, which is $2.94 above the current market price. The public float for WEN is 188.59M and currently, short sellers hold a 3.55% of that float. On November 20, 2023, WEN’s average trading volume was 2.67M shares.

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WEN) stock’s latest price update

Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ: WEN)’s stock price has increased by 2.33 compared to its previous closing price of 18.86. However, the company has seen a 2.06% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-11-03 that Wendy’s (WEN) third-quarter fiscal 2023 results are aided by solid same-restaurant sales and strength in digital momentum.

WEN’s Market Performance

Wendy’s Co (WEN) has seen a 2.06% rise in stock performance for the week, with a 0.21% gain in the past month and a -6.54% plunge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.17%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.10% for WEN. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 1.74% for WEN’s stock, with a -8.92% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of WEN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WEN stocks, with Deutsche Bank repeating the rating for WEN by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for WEN in the upcoming period, according to Deutsche Bank is $20 based on the research report published on October 19, 2023 of the current year 2023.

WEN Trading at -0.73% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WEN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.25% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.10%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.17%, as shares surge +0.78% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.98% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, WEN rose by +2.06%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -13.72% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $18.98. In addition, Wendy’s Co saw -14.71% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WEN starting from Peltz Matthew H., who sale 2,905,569 shares at the price of $20.30 back on Aug 22. After this action, Peltz Matthew H. now owns 17,827,059 shares of Wendy’s Co, valued at $58,983,051 using the latest closing price.

PELTZ NELSON, the Director of Wendy’s Co, sale 2,905,569 shares at $20.30 during a trade that took place back on Aug 22, which means that PELTZ NELSON is holding 17,827,059 shares at $58,983,051 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for WEN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for Wendy’s Co stands at +8.46. The total capital return value is set at 7.30, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.00. Equity return is now at value 50.97, with 3.68 for asset returns.

Based on Wendy’s Co (WEN), the company’s capital structure generated 919.40 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 90.19. Total debt to assets is 71.96, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 898.85. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 88.17.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.41, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.51. The receivables turnover for the company is 11.27 and the total asset turnover is 0.36. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.73.


To wrap up, the performance of Wendy’s Co (WEN) has been mixed in recent times. The stock has received a bullish of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.