The Wendy's Company

  • Big Trouble In Little China: Yum! Brands

    By Michael Tu - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, WEN, YUM

    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has been suffering from a series of woes in its most important market, China. Up until this past month, Yum! has been battling fiercely against the tides of bird flu affecting KFC’s sales and a food safety scare. Its KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands rely heavily on China’s growing middle class population to generate revenue for the company. With July’s restaurant more »

  • Will These Companies Come Back?

    By Ryan Peckyno - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, RAD, WEN

    A few months ago, I published articles on Lucent and Hewlett Packard, two companies that had viable strategies to turnaround their businesses.  Since publishing those articles, both of those stocks have roughly doubled. 

    Identifying a turnaround candidate is a risky proposition.  To succeed, you have to understand the business, the competitive landscape, where the company went wrong, why the company went wrong, and critically evaluate whether or not the company more »

  • Is Bill Ackman Secretly a Genius?

    By John McKenna - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, JCP, WEN, THI

    It’s not that easy being Bill Ackman.

    Whether it was calling out Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) as a “pyramid scheme” or spinning off Tim Horton’s (NYSE: THI) from Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN), every big move he’s done has been under the microscope. Now that he has announced that he will leave JC Penney’s (NYSE: JCP) board of directors, following some of the men he brought with him more »

  • Weakness at McDonald’s Might Present an Investment Opportunity

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) once ruled the fast-food world. Today, McDonald’s is referred to as a quick-service restaurant, and instead of sitting at the top of a mountain enjoying the views of all the lowly peasant-like companies attempting to compete, it has been forced to make room for others at the top of the mountain. McDonald’s is none too pleased about this chain of events, but it’s more »

  • The Shocking Truth About Big Dividends

    By Adem Tahiri - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FTR, NUAN, WEN

    There's a shocking truth about dividends, one that you might not want to hear. The big truth, about big dividends, is that they're not as safe as you'd think. 

    The shocking truth about dividends

    Not all dividends are good dividends, and some companies are killing themselves by raising their dividends. Over time, dividend stocks do out perform the market as a whole. But, as I've written more »

  • Add Some Spice to Your Portfolio With This Eatery

    By Rohit Gupta - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, WEN, YUM

    The U.S. economic recovery is expected to increase U.S. restaurants’ revenue to $660 billion in 2013, which is a 3.8% increase from 2012 . As customers have more disposable income, they tend to spend more on dining in restaurants. To capitalize on this opportunity and draw in customers, restaurant companies are upgrading their menus and remodeling their restaurants.

    While analyzing the restaurant industry I came across Brinker International more »

  • A Burger Stock You’ll Want in Your Portfolio

    By Ranu Devi - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    When it comes to the quick-service restaurant industry, or QSR, two of the big players that come to my mind are McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King (NYSE: BKW). However, there is one more company that deserves attention: Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN). Wendy's is well known for its best-tasting burgers, salads, and sandwiches. 

    In order to improve its market share, Wendy’s came up with its Image Activation more »

  • Time to Place an Order: Fast Food Is Delivering

    By Marie Palumbo - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DPZ, MCD, WEN, YUM

    Every now and again I like to treat myself to some fast food. Nothing makes me feel more American than eating a burger with fries. While I generally try to limit my caloric intake, I think over the next few months I’m going to splurge on more fast food. Why? Because companies are delivering.

    I’m not talking about 30 minute pizza delivery, or McDelivery; instead, fast food companies more »

  • The Best Bet Among the Hamburger Chains

    By Mark Yagalla - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    The fast-food sector is one of my favorite sectors. The concept has been proven time and gain to be a long-term winner. An added bonus is the franchise model that delivers low overhead, high margins and steady cash flow. My favorite company in the fast-food category right now is Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN)


    Wendy's is the world's third-largest hamburger chain. There are more than 6,500 locations more »

  • McDonald’s Same Store Sales Rises Despite Economic Weaknesses

    By Rahul Chattaraj - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, WEN, YUM

    McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) saw better-than-expected global sales rise of 0.7% at outlets which were open for at least 13 months. The overall modest growth came from its strong sales in the US which helped the fast food restaurant chain offset the declining figures in Europe and Asia. The world's biggest hamburger chain is working hard to draw more customers by adding new items to its menu, but more »

  • Industry Fragmentation Will Cause These 3 Companies to Surrender

    By Michael Carter - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: OCZ, SKUL, WEN

    The fast food, headphone, and hard-drive industries are increasingly becoming more fragmented as new competitors continue to enter the market. Americans are estimated to spend nearly $200 billion this year on fast food. The U.S. market for headphones is expected to rise almost 25% to over $3 billion this year. Solid-state drive (SSD) shipments are predicted to at least double this year to 83 million units worldwide due to more »

  • Fast Food Trends to Help You Make Money

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AFCE, DNKN, WEN

    There are always new food trends coming along and this year, three flavors are big hits: anything pretzel, salted caramel, or chicken and waffles (that counts as one flavor).

    Quick serve restaurant chains are cooking up these trendy flavors to some success. Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) has its runaway hit, the pretzel bacon cheeseburger, AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE) its chicken waffle tenders, and Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) a pretzel more »

  • Burger Stock You’ll Want in Your Portfolio

    By Ranu Devi - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    When it comes to the quick-service restaurant industry, or QSR, of the big players that come to mind are McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW). However, there is another company that deserves attention: The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN). In its earlier years, Wendy's was known for its best-tasting burgers, salads, and sandwiches. However, over the past years, it has seen a growth decline because of more »

  • Can One Menu Items Boost These Stocks

    By John Timmes - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: SONC, WEN, YUM

    If you have seen the news recently, you may have heard about Taco Bell's new breakfast product, the waffle taco.  Taco Bell, the fast food chain owned by Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) has been testing a breakfast menu at 850 of its 6,000 US locations.  The waffle taco, first tested in just five Southern California restaurants, quickly became the top selling breakfast menu on the item.  The simple more »

  • McDonald's Deserves a Place in Your Portfolio

    By Eshna De - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    By now even the freshman investors charting Wall Street for the first time have heard about the ‘disappointment’ that McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) second quarter results have caused. It is true the numbers do look modest and short of expectations.

    But, when analyzing a company that runs over 34,000 restaurants in 120+ countries and feeds 69 million people every day, there cannot be hasty conclusions. So, let us examine more »

  • Does Fast Food Equal Fast Money?

    By Michael Mandala - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, WEN, YUM

    McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) shares have been anything but exciting, returning only 7.4% year-to-date. Investors have had a hard time betting against this company over the years, and for good reason; McDonald’s is a brand that generations have loved, and continue to flock to in increasing numbers both in the U.S. and abroad.

    Mixed earnings report may uncover buying opportunity

    The company's last quarter’s earnings more »

  • Will Restaurant "Re-imaging" Increase Revenue?

    By Shweta Dubey - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: EAT, BKW, WEN

    The global restaurant industry is expected to witness a annualized growth rate of 7.2% over the next three years. Consequently, global restaurant revenue can increase from almost $2.5 trillion in 2011 to $3.5 trillion in 2016. Therefore, the companies in this sector are adopting various strategies to attract customers. Three companies are adopting a strategy to re-image their restaurants to enhance customer experience, which should drive sales more »

  • Greasing the Wheels of Fast Food Commerce

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, JACK, WEN

    Agoraphobic fast food junkies rejoice! Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW) now delivers fast food to your home. Already in twelve major metropolitan regions, the BK Delivers initiative is expanding yet again to Salt Lake City UT.

    The program seems to be gaining traction with this expansion, and franchisees, (Burger King is 99% franchisee run) have been asking to join the program. The couch potato can order crisp french fried potatoes more »

  • Hot Food and Hot Growth From Three Restaurant Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BWLD, DNKN, WEN

    According to the U.S. National Restaurant Association, restaurant sales will reach $660.5 billion this year with 3.8% year-over-year growth. The recovery in the U.S. economy provides good prospects for the restaurant industry. The relative increase in customer confidence that comes with economic recovery has encouraged these companies to accelerate unit expansion and remodeling initiatives. Will these three restaurant companies find success in adopting strategies like unit more »

  • Are the Golden Arches Falling?

    By Ryan Guenette - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN, YUM

    The king of the fast-food industry recently released disappointing second-quarter financial results, confirming that the remainder of 2013 is likely to be unsatisfactory. Investors are now left with the question of what that news means to the entire industry and their money.

    What Happened

    On July 22, McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) reported second-quarter financial results. Earnings of $1.38 per share came in $0.03 below the expected mark of more »

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