Do Analysts Think Wendy’s Co (WEN) Is Still Worth Buying In 2024?

Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ:WEN) does about 3.88M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 3608421 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 3.25B USD. Its current market price is $15.83, marking a decrease of -2.64% compared to the previous close of $16.26. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $22.42 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $16.02.

Wendy’s Co (WEN) has a 20-day trading average at $16.57 and the current price is -29.38% off the 52-week high compared with -1.22% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $17.73 and its 200-day simple moving average is $18.75. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.51%, which decreases to 2.17% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 28.11 to suggest the stock is oversold.

The consensus objective for the share price is $20.70, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 23.53% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on June 13, 2024 when Goldman initiated the stock to “Sell” and issued a price target of $16. Bernstein downgraded its price target at $24-$20.

Wendy’s Co (WEN) stock is down -6.66% over the week and -6.11% over the past month. Its price is -18.74% year-to-date and -25.61% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 23.53 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 4.79% and return on equity of 57.94%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 16.08 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 14.52. The beta has a value of 0.75. Price to book ratio is 11.07 and price to sales ratio is 1.48.