A 10% Owner Of The Wendy’s Company (WEN) Sells 0.14 million Shares

The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) saw a downside of -1.00% to close Tuesday at $21.73 after subtracting -$0.22 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,429,600 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $22.51 in the past week. An average of 1,971,540 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,326,108.

WEN’s 1-month performance is -3.25% or -$0.67 on its low of $21.63 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $18.86 and high of $29.46, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/08/21. YTD, WEN has lost -0.87% or -$0.19. However, the current price is down -26.24%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 08, 35 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for The Wendy’s Company (WEN). TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P. (10% Owner) most recently sold 144,038 shares at $22.92 per share on Sep 08. This transaction cost the insider $3,300,890. Director, PELTZ NELSON, sold 144,038 shares at a price of $22.92 on Sep 08. Then, on Sep 08, Director Peltz Matthew H. sold 144,038 shares at a price of $22.92 per share. This transaction amounted to $3,300,890.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 66.32 and a low of 6.148. WEN stock has a beta of 0.96. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.59 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 8.46, with the price to cash flow ratio at 17.40.

The Wendy’s Company pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.21% and the payout ratio is 37.30%. WEN’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 15, when it paid $0.12 a share compared with prior rate of $0.10, up 16.67% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.02 reported on Wednesday August 11 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 3.57% yearly.

It is projected that The Wendy’s Company’s next ex-dividend date will be on 1-Dec. WEN is expected to distribute $0.12 as its next dividend.

The Wendy’s Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.30 meaning that WEN stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 5.08, while the total debt to equity was 5.16. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 64.60%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 25.58% while for the period ending June 29; The Wendy’s Company’s operating margin was 18.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.09 billion against revenue of $1.73 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected WEN to announce $0.18 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.27, representing a 50.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $157.51 million. WEN stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 4.6 billion, with total debt at $3.83 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $222.79 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at The Wendy’s Company (WEN) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 37.39% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.37%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $22.06, reflecting a -1.41% or -$0.31 change from its current price. WEN is currently trading -3.25% above its 20-day SMA, -8.81% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -6.82% and -3.21% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 19.72% and 29.62% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.46. The RSI (14) points at 40.00%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 5.30% with the period’s ATR at 0.46. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.11 and -0.21 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN), Loop Capital launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for WEN stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate WEN as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 17 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is WEN’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $23.00 and a high of $31.00, with their median price target at $27.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for The Wendy’s Company (WEN) stock is $27.06.


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