NASDAQ:WEN - Wendy's Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $25.93
  • Forecasted Upside: 54.50 %
  • Number of Analysts: 18
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 6 Hold Ratings
  • 11 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for WEN

Analyst Price Target is $25.93
▲ +54.50% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 18 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Wendy's in the last 3 months. The average price target is $25.93, with a high forecast of $0.00 and a low forecast of $0.00. The average price target represents a 54.50% upside from the last price of $16.78.

This chart shows the closing price for WEN for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 18 investment analysts is to buy stock in Wendy's. This rating has held steady since July 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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  • 11 buy ratings
  • 6 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/12/2022Truist FinancialLower Price Target$29.00 ➝ $27.00High
5/12/2022WedbushLower Price Target$28.50 ➝ $23.00High
5/12/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price Target$26.00 ➝ $20.00High
5/12/2022BarclaysLower Price Target$28.00 ➝ $25.00High
5/12/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower Price Target$27.00 ➝ $22.00High
5/12/2022CitigroupLower Price Target$23.00 ➝ $18.50High
4/18/2022BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$28.00 ➝ $22.00Low
4/14/2022Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$26.00 ➝ $25.00Low
4/12/2022CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$23.00High
3/23/2022Tigress FinancialBoost Price 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 Price TargetOverweight$27.00 ➝ $29.00Low
11/16/2021ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
11/11/2021Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price 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 Price TargetBuy$25.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
8/12/2021GuggenheimBoost Price TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
8/12/2021MKM PartnersBoost Price TargetBuy$27.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
8/12/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$24.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
8/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price 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 Price TargetEqual Weight$23.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/13/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/12/2021WedbushBoost Price TargetOutperform$27.00 ➝ $28.50Low
4/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
3/29/2021ArgusReiterated RatingBuy ➝ HoldMedium
3/22/2021ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
3/12/2021Cleveland ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
3/4/2021Telsey Advisory GroupReiterated RatingOutperformMedium
3/4/2021WedbushLower Price TargetOutperform$28.00 ➝ $27.00N/A
1/27/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$23.00 ➝ $25.00High
1/21/2021Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$25.00 ➝ $27.00Low
1/19/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price 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 Price TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$24.00 ➝ $25.00Low
11/12/2020Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
11/5/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$24.00 ➝ $25.00Low
11/5/2020StephensLower Price 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 Price TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
10/14/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $25.00Low
9/9/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$26.00High
8/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$24.00Low
8/6/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
8/2/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$26.00Medium
7/29/2020WedbushBoost Price TargetOutperform$24.00 ➝ $28.00High
7/20/2020Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingBuyHigh
7/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
7/13/2020Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $23.00High
6/24/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$21.00 ➝ $23.00High
6/17/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$26.00Medium
6/16/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$18.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
6/10/2020GuggenheimReiterated RatingHoldHigh
6/10/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price 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 Price TargetHold$16.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
5/7/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/7/2020BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$26.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/7/2020Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
5/7/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$23.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/7/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$20.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/7/2020MKM PartnersBoost Price TargetNeutral$19.00 ➝ $22.00Low
5/7/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$14.00 ➝ $18.00Low
5/7/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$18.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/7/2020OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $23.00Low
5/7/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$15.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/6/2020WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$24.00Medium
5/6/2020StephensBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$21.00 ➝ $24.00Low
5/5/2020Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$22.00High
5/4/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$23.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/4/2020Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
4/14/2020MKM PartnersLower Price TargetNeutral$23.00 ➝ $19.00Low
4/6/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$22.00 ➝ $14.00High
4/2/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$16.00Low
4/1/2020SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
3/31/2020WedbushUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$22.00 ➝ $21.00Medium
3/31/2020CowenUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$21.00Medium
3/30/2020Piper SandlerLower Price Target$24.00 ➝ $15.00Low
3/30/2020OppenheimerLower Price TargetOutperform$26.00 ➝ $22.00High
3/27/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$22.00 ➝ $18.00Low
3/27/2020Longbow ResearchLower Price 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 Price Target$20.00 ➝ $23.00High
2/27/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$22.00 ➝ $23.00High
2/27/2020Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$24.00 ➝ $25.00High
2/27/2020WedbushReiterated RatingHold$22.00High
2/26/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldHigh
2/25/2020UBS GroupBoost Price 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 Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $22.00High
12/19/2019Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingBuyMedium
12/19/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price 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 Price TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $24.00Low
10/15/2019KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLow
10/15/2019Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetHold$22.00Low
10/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
10/14/2019WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $22.00Low
10/14/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$26.00Medium
10/11/2019StephensSet Price TargetBuy$24.00Low
10/7/2019CowenDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$22.00 ➝ $20.00High
10/2/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$21.00 ➝ $24.00High
9/24/2019Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetHold$18.50Low
9/18/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetBuy$22.00Low
9/13/2019Longbow ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$25.00Low
9/13/2019CowenReiterated RatingBuy$22.00Low
9/10/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$21.00Low
9/10/2019OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$24.00N/A
9/10/2019StephensSet Price TargetBuy$22.00N/A
9/10/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$21.00N/A
9/10/2019MKM PartnersSet Price TargetHold$20.00N/A
9/10/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $24.00High
9/10/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price 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 Price TargetHold$20.00Low
7/29/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell ➝ Sell$17.50Medium
6/28/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price 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 Price TargetHold$20.00Low
5/9/2019StephensBoost Price TargetOverweight$22.00Low
5/9/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price 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 Price TargetBuy$20.00Low
11/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price 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 Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$18.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
8/17/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
8/16/2018MizuhoSet Price TargetBuy$21.00Low
8/16/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
6/19/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/17/2018ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $16.34Low
4/18/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price 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 Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$17.00 ➝ $19.00Low
3/1/2018UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$17.00Low
2/22/2018WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$20.00Low
2/22/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$20.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
2/16/2018GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
2/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price 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 Price Target$22.00High
12/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$18.00Low
12/20/2017WedbushUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$20.00Low
11/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperform$19.00 ➝ $17.00N/A
11/9/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$15.75 ➝ $15.00N/A
11/9/2017Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 ➝ $14.50N/A
11/9/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$16.00 ➝ $17.00N/A
11/7/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$16.00N/A
10/2/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$18.00Low
10/2/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$18.00Low
9/15/2017Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$15.23 ➝ $18.00High
8/14/2017Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingNeutral$17.00Low
8/11/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$16.00Low
8/11/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyLow
8/10/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingSell$12.00 ➝ $13.00Low
8/9/2017WedbushReiterated RatingHoldMedium
7/25/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$16.00Low
6/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$16.00Medium
5/31/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$17.00 ➝ $18.00Low
(Data available from 5/19/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.07 (Hold)

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).

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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: $16.78
Low: $16.69
High: $17.53

50 Day Range

MA: $20.47
Low: $16.07
High: $22.52

52 Week Range

Now: $16.78
Low: $15.77
High: $29.46


2,992,150 shs

Average Volume

2,533,123 shs

Market Capitalization

$3.60 billion

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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: Argus, Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Evercore ISI, Guggenheim, Loop Capital, MKM Partners, Morgan Stanley, Northcoast Research, Northland Securities, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, Stephens, Stifel Nicolaus,, TheStreet, Tigress Financial, Truist Financial Co., Wedbush, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Wendy's?

0 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Wendy's in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $25.93, suggesting a possible upside of 54.5%.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Wendy's?

Wendy's currently has 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe WEN will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Wendy's.
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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 Learn More about contacing Wendy‘s investor relations.