• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $24.07
  • Forecasted Upside: 4.89 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for WEN

Analyst Price Target is $24.07
▲ +4.89% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Wendy's in the last 3 months. The average price target is $24.07, with a high forecast of $29.00 and a low forecast of $20.00. The average price target represents a 4.89% upside from the last price of $22.95.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 11 investment analysts is to hold stock in Wendy's. This rating has held steady since August 2022, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 11 buy ratings
  • 7 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
6/15/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 12 buy ratings
  • 7 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
9/13/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 12 buy ratings
  • 5 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
12/12/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 11 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
3/12/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 12 buy ratings
  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
6/10/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 7 buy ratings
  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
9/8/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 5 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
11/7/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
12/7/2022

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/17/2022GuggenheimSet Target$24.00Low
11/15/2022BarclaysBoost Target$25.00Low
11/10/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$24.00 ➝ $23.00Low
11/10/2022CitigroupLower TargetNeutral$23.00 ➝ $22.00Low
10/11/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$24.00 ➝ $23.00Low
9/22/2022StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$25.00Low
9/7/2022Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperform$25.00Low
8/15/2022CitigroupBoost Target$23.00Low
8/11/2022BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$23.00 ➝ $24.00Low
8/11/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
8/11/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost Target$18.00 ➝ $20.00Low
8/11/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector Perform$22.00 ➝ $21.00Low
8/11/2022WedbushBoost TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $24.00Low
8/3/2022OTR GlobalReiterated RatingMixed ➝ UpgradeLow
7/20/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Target$20.00 ➝ $24.00Low
6/9/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/12/2022Truist FinancialLower Target$29.00 ➝ $27.00High
5/12/2022WedbushLower Target$28.50 ➝ $23.00High
5/12/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$26.00 ➝ $20.00High
5/12/2022BarclaysLower Target$28.00 ➝ $25.00High
5/12/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower Target$27.00 ➝ $22.00High
5/12/2022CitigroupLower Target$23.00 ➝ $18.50High
4/18/2022BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$28.00 ➝ $22.00Low
4/14/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$26.00 ➝ $25.00Low
4/12/2022CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$23.00High
3/23/2022Tigress FinancialBoost TargetBuy$27.00 ➝ $29.00Low
3/2/2022WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
2/25/2022Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$27.00Low
1/11/2022Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageUnderperform ➝ UnderperformLow
1/5/2022StephensBoost TargetOverweight$27.00 ➝ $29.00Low
11/16/2021ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
11/11/2021Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector Perform$26.00 ➝ $24.00Low
10/5/2021Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$31.00Low
8/18/2021OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$29.00Low
8/12/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetBuy$25.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
8/12/2021GuggenheimBoost TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
8/12/2021MKM PartnersBoost TargetBuy$27.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
8/12/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$24.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
8/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$24.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
8/12/2021Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$24.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
7/26/2021GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00Medium
6/14/2021Northland SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00Low
6/14/2021Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00Low
6/9/2021Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
6/8/2021Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$25.00High
5/20/2021ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$27.00N/A
5/13/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$23.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/13/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/12/2021WedbushBoost TargetOutperform$27.00 ➝ $28.50Low
4/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
3/29/2021ArgusReiterated RatingBuy ➝ HoldMedium
3/22/2021ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
3/4/2021Telsey Advisory GroupReiterated RatingOutperformMedium
3/4/2021WedbushLower TargetOutperform$28.00 ➝ $27.00N/A
1/27/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$23.00 ➝ $25.00High
1/21/2021Piper SandlerBoost TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$25.00 ➝ $27.00Low
1/19/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$25.00 ➝ $23.00Low
1/19/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$23.00N/A
1/7/2021OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
12/10/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$24.00 ➝ $25.00Low
11/12/2020Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
11/5/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$24.00 ➝ $25.00Low
11/5/2020StephensLower TargetOverweight$27.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
11/5/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$24.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
11/4/2020MKM PartnersUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$23.00 ➝ $26.00High
10/28/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
10/14/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $25.00Low
9/9/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$26.00High
8/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$24.00Low
8/6/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
8/2/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$26.00Medium
7/29/2020WedbushBoost TargetOutperform$24.00 ➝ $28.00High
7/20/2020Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingBuyHigh
7/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
7/13/2020Bank of AmericaBoost TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $23.00High
6/24/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$21.00 ➝ $23.00High
6/17/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00Medium
6/16/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$18.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
6/10/2020GuggenheimReiterated RatingHoldHigh
6/10/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$21.00 ➝ $24.00High
5/14/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeBuyLow
5/14/2020Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$22.00 ➝ $25.00High
5/8/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$16.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
5/7/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/7/2020BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$26.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/7/2020Bank of AmericaBoost TargetNeutral$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
5/7/2020UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$23.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/7/2020SunTrust BanksBoost TargetBuy$20.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/7/2020MKM PartnersBoost TargetNeutral$19.00 ➝ $22.00Low
5/7/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$14.00 ➝ $18.00Low
5/7/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$18.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/7/2020OppenheimerBoost TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/7/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$15.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/6/2020WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$24.00Medium
5/6/2020StephensBoost TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$21.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/5/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$22.00High
5/4/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetEqual Weight$23.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/4/2020Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
4/14/2020MKM PartnersLower TargetNeutral$23.00 ➝ $19.00Low
4/6/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetOverweight$22.00 ➝ $14.00High
4/2/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$16.00Low
4/1/2020SunTrust BanksLower TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
3/31/2020WedbushUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$22.00 ➝ $21.00Medium
3/31/2020CowenUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$21.00Medium
3/30/2020Piper SandlerLower Target$24.00 ➝ $15.00Low
3/30/2020OppenheimerLower TargetOutperform$26.00 ➝ $22.00High
3/27/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$22.00 ➝ $18.00Low
3/27/2020Longbow ResearchLower TargetOutperform ➝ Buy$25.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
3/26/2020StephensReiterated RatingBuy$21.00Low
3/9/2020StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$29.00High
3/9/2020Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform$23.00Low
2/27/2020SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$26.00High
2/27/2020MKM PartnersBoost Target$20.00 ➝ $23.00High
2/27/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$22.00 ➝ $23.00High
2/27/2020Telsey Advisory GroupBoost TargetOutperform$24.00 ➝ $25.00High
2/27/2020WedbushReiterated RatingHold$22.00High
2/26/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldHigh
2/25/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$21.00 ➝ $23.00High
2/25/2020Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00High
1/23/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$22.00Low
1/23/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $22.00High
12/19/2019Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingBuyMedium
12/19/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
12/13/2019Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$25.00Low
12/9/2019Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$22.00Low
11/25/2019Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$22.00 ➝ $25.00Medium
11/7/2019Telsey Advisory GroupBoost TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
10/15/2019KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLow
10/15/2019Stifel NicolausSet TargetHold$22.00Low
10/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
10/14/2019WedbushBoost TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $22.00Low
10/14/2019SunTrust BanksBoost TargetBuy$26.00Medium
10/11/2019StephensSet TargetBuy$24.00Low
10/7/2019CowenDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$22.00 ➝ $20.00High
10/2/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$21.00 ➝ $24.00High
9/24/2019Stifel NicolausSet TargetHold$18.50Low
9/18/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet TargetBuy$22.00Low
9/13/2019Longbow ResearchSet TargetBuy$25.00Low
9/13/2019CowenReiterated RatingBuy$22.00Low
9/10/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet TargetBuy$21.00Low
9/10/2019OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$24.00N/A
9/10/2019StephensSet TargetBuy$22.00N/A
9/10/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet TargetHold$21.00N/A
9/10/2019MKM PartnersSet TargetHold$20.00N/A
9/10/2019SunTrust BanksBoost TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $24.00High
9/10/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform$19.00 ➝ $20.00High
9/10/2019BTIG ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
9/9/2019GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$22.00High
9/4/2019Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
8/21/2019SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuyN/A
8/13/2019MKM PartnersInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$20.00Low
8/7/2019Evercore ISISet TargetHold$20.00Low
7/29/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell ➝ Sell$17.50Medium
6/28/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
6/25/2019Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$20.00Medium
6/12/2019Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageIn-Line$20.00Low
5/13/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight ➝ Overweight$22.00Low
5/10/2019Bank of AmericaSet TargetHold$20.00Low
5/9/2019StephensBoost TargetOverweight$22.00Low
5/9/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/8/2019WedbushReiterated RatingHold$20.00Low
4/10/2019CowenInitiated CoverageOutperform$21.00Low
3/20/2019MizuhoDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$18.00Low
2/11/2019WedbushReiterated RatingHold$17.50Medium
1/9/2019CIBCUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$20.00Low
1/9/2019OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$20.00Low
1/9/2019WedbushDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$20.00 ➝ $17.50Low
1/7/2019Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
11/8/2018MizuhoSet TargetBuy$20.00Low
11/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$18.00 ➝ $17.50Low
11/7/2018WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$20.00Low
10/18/2018Gordon HaskettInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$20.00Low
10/3/2018KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector Weight ➝ Sector WeightMedium
9/28/2018Telsey Advisory GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$21.00Low
9/25/2018BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$20.00Medium
8/17/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$22.00Low
8/17/2018Bank of AmericaBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$18.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
8/17/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
8/16/2018MizuhoSet TargetBuy$21.00Low
8/16/2018ArgusBoost TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
6/19/2018CitigroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/17/2018ArgusLower TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $16.34Low
4/18/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$18.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
3/19/2018OppenheimerInitiated CoverageMarket PerformLow
3/15/2018MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy$19.00Medium
3/8/2018Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
3/7/2018ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$19.00 ➝ $16.60Low
3/5/2018CitigroupBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$17.00 ➝ $19.00Low
3/1/2018UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$17.00Low
2/22/2018WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$20.00Low
2/22/2018BarclaysLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$20.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
2/16/2018GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
2/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$15.50 ➝ $16.00Low
1/16/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingOverweight ➝ Overweight$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
1/12/2018Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$18.00Low
1/3/2018SunTrust BanksBoost Target$22.00High
12/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$18.00Low
12/20/2017WedbushUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$20.00Low
(Data available from 12/7/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.72 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 11 very positive mentions
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  • 5 negative mentions
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5/11/2022
  • 16 very positive mentions
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  • 13 negative mentions
  • 3 very negative mentions
6/10/2022
  • 4 very positive mentions
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7/10/2022
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8/9/2022
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9/8/2022
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10/8/2022
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11/7/2022
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12/7/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 16 very positive mentions
  • 16 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 2 very negative mentions
Wendy's logo
The Wendy's Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant company. It operates through three segments: Wendy's U.S., Wendy's International, and Global Real Estate & Development. The company is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches. As of January 2, 2022, it operated approximately 403 company-operated restaurants; 5,535 franchised restaurants in the United States; and 1,006 franchised restaurants internationally. The company also owns and leases real estate properties. It owns 485 and leases 1,235 properties, which are leased or subleased to franchisees. The company was formerly known as Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy's Company in July 2011. The Wendy's Company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
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Today's Range

Now: $22.95
Low: $22.91
High: $23.24

50 Day Range

MA: $20.65
Low: $18.69
High: $23.17

52 Week Range

Now: $22.95
Low: $15.77
High: $24.48

Volume

53,004 shs

Average Volume

2,389,214 shs

Market Capitalization

$4.89 billion

P/E Ratio

26.38

Dividend Yield

2.16%

Beta

0.92

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Wendy's?

The following sell-side analysts have issued stock ratings on Wendy's in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Evercore ISI, Guggenheim, Morgan Stanley, OTR Global, Royal Bank of Canada, Sanford C. Bernstein, Stephens, StockNews.com, TheStreet, Tigress Financial, Truist Financial Co., and Wedbush.
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What is the current price target for Wendy's?

14 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Wendy's in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $24.07, suggesting a possible upside of 4.9%. Tigress Financial has the highest price target set, predicting WEN will reach $29.00 in the next twelve months. BMO Capital Markets has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $20.00 for Wendy's in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Wendy's?

Wendy's currently has 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in WEN, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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What other companies compete with Wendy's?

How do I contact Wendy's' investor relations team?

Wendy's' physical mailing address is ONE DAVE THOMAS BLVD, DUBLIN OH, 43017. The restaurant operator's listed phone number is (614) 764-3100 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Wendy's is www.wendys.com. Learn More about contacing Wendy‘s investor relations.