The Wendy’s Company (WEN): Individual Investors Ironically Turn Bullish

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 20 Feb (In 38 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.18 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.17 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 17.30%, a profit margin of 40.00% and a gross margin of 63.00%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN). Most recently, on January 9th, 2019, Oppenheimer Upgrade a Outperform rating. Before that, on January 7th, 2019, Stifel Downgrade to Hold. Gordon Haskett Initiated a Buy rating on October 19th, 2018, KeyBanc Capital Mkts Initiated an Sector Weight rating on October 4th, 2018, and Telsey Advisory Group Initiated a Outperform rating on September 28th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 235.91M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 3.90B. In the last trading day, 3,099,852 shares of The Wendy’s Company were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 4.25M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.61 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +3.83% and a moving average of 16.37. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.51 (which is -2.99%) and the stock’s moving average was 16.04. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of WEN changed by -$0.28 (which is -1.67%) and demonstrated a moving average of 16.88.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 95.85%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 92.57% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 65.56%. Using a similar metric, The Wendy’s Company (WEN) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 94.58% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 83.87% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 59.62%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.39 over the past 9 days, 0.61 over the past two weeks, and 0.42 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $16.52 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $18.68 and a low of $14.80. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

Trian Fund Management LP Held shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 31,630,629 shares of the company’s stock. This share count represents that Trian Fund Management LP now held 13.36% stake in The Wendy’s Company (WEN)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) experienced a high price of $16.53 and low point of $16.185. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 16.52 per share, following a loss of -$0.09, or 0.36% during the full day.