News stories about Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wendys earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.2443014865981 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Wendys (NASDAQ WEN) traded up $0.72 on Tuesday, reaching $17.34. 6,849,215 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,374,283. Wendys has a twelve month low of $13.03 and a twelve month high of $17.36. The firm has a market cap of $4,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 69.36, a P/E/G ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.83, a quick ratio of 1.78 and a current ratio of 1.80.

Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The restaurant operator reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $308.00 million during the quarter. Wendys had a net margin of 5.20% and a return on equity of 20.35%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.11 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Wendys will post 0.44 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Wendys’s dividend payout ratio is currently 112.00%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Wendys in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Wendys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wendys from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Wendys in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Nomura decreased their price target on shares of Wendys from $15.00 to $14.50 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.84.

In other Wendys news, insider Scott A. Weisberg acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.29 per share, with a total value of $142,900.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 199,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,843,910.06. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 26.50% of the company’s stock.

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Wendys Company Profile

The Wendy’s Company is the parent company of subsidiary holding company Wendy’s Restaurants, LLC (Wendy’s Restaurants). Wendy’s Restaurants is the parent company of Wendy’s International, LLC (Wendy’s), which is the owner and franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system in the United States. Wendy’s is a restaurant company specializing in the hamburger sandwich segment.

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