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Werner Enterprises (WERN) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.89 (-2.39%)
(As of 02:28 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
305,117 shs
Average Volume
640,171 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.30 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Werner Enterprises MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.18 Rating Score
12.1% Upside
$40.83 Price Target
Short Interest
3.71% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.56mentions of Werner Enterprises in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.42 to $2.49 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.64 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

32nd out of 115 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

6th out of 13 stocks

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About Werner Enterprises Stock (NASDAQ:WERN)

Werner Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. The Truckload Transportation Services segment operates a fleet of medium-to-long-haul vans that transports various consumer nondurable products and other commodities in truckload quantities using dry van trailers; the expedited fleet, which offers time-sensitive truckload services using driver teams; a regional short-haul fleet that provides truckload van service in the United States; and temperature-controlled fleet, which offers truckload services for temperature-sensitive products using temperature-controlled trailers. This segment provides truckload services to retail distribution centers or manufacturing facilities using dry vans or trailers to transport retail store merchandise, consumer products, food and beverage products, and manufactured products. As of December 31, 2023, it had a fleet of 8,000 trucks, which included 7,740 company-operated, as well as 260 owned and operated by independent contractors; and 30,810 trailers that comprised dry vans, flatbeds, temperature-controlled, and other trailers. The Werner Logistics segment provides non-asset-based transportation and logistics services, including truck brokerage; logistics management services and solutions; rail transportation through alliances with rail and drayage providers; and residential and commercial deliveries of large or heavy items using liftgate straight trucks. As of December 31, 2023, this segment operated 35 drayage tractors and 115 delivery trucks. It also sells used trucks and trailers; and trades used trucks to original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

WERN Stock Price History

WERN Stock News Headlines

Werner Enterprises to Buy Back 5 Million Shares
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Upgraded at
Q1 2024 Werner Enterprises Inc Earnings Call
Werner: Q1 Earnings Snapshot
Werner Enterprises Reports First Quarter 2024 Results
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/1 Dividend
Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Ex-Dividend for 7/17 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Trucking, except local
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
11 Analysts


Net Income
$112.38 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.28 billion
Cash Flow
$6.47 per share
Book Value
$24.11 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$2.30 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Derek J. Leathers (Age 54)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $1.85M
  • Mr. Nathan J. Meisgeier (Age 50)
    President & Chief Legal Officer
    Comp: $660.71k
  • Mr. Christopher D. Wikoff (Age 49)
    Executive VP, Treasurer & CFO
    Comp: $758.65k
  • Mr. James L. Johnson (Age 60)
    Executive VP & Chief Accounting Officer
    Comp: $689.54k
  • Mr. Jim S. Schelble (Age 63)
    Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer
    Comp: $660.7k
  • Mr. Clarence L. Werner (Age 86)
    Founder & Chairman Emeritus
    Comp: $346.14k
  • Mr. Eric J. Downing (Age 51)
    Executive VP & COO
  • Mr. Daragh P. Mahon (Age 55)
    Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Fred Thayer
    Associate Vice President of Corporate Brand & Communications
  • Mr. H. Marty Nordlund (Age 62)
    Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
    Comp: $797.69k

WERN Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Werner Enterprises stock right now?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Werner Enterprises in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" WERN shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WERN, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Werner Enterprises' stock price target for 2024?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Werner Enterprises' shares. Their WERN share price targets range from $34.00 to $59.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $40.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have WERN shares performed in 2024?

Werner Enterprises' stock was trading at $42.37 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WERN shares have decreased by 14.1% and is now trading at $36.41.
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When is Werner Enterprises' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 1st 2024.
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How were Werner Enterprises' earnings last quarter?

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) released its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The transportation company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.14. The transportation company earned $769.08 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $788.30 million. Werner Enterprises had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.15% and a net margin of 2.59%. Werner Enterprises's revenue was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share.

How often does Werner Enterprises pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Werner Enterprises?

Werner Enterprises declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 1st will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share on Wednesday, July 17th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 28th.
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Is Werner Enterprises a good dividend stock?

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.50%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 42.75%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WERN will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.49% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is C.L. Werner's approval rating as Werner Enterprises' CEO?

201 employees have rated Werner Enterprises Chief Executive Officer C.L. Werner on C.L. Werner has an approval rating of 82% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Werner Enterprises own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Werner Enterprises investors own include Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Endologix (ELGX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Athabasca Oil (ATH), NIC (EGOV), Micron Technology (MU), Zoetis (ZTS), STMicroelectronics (STM) and Accenture (ACN).

Who are Werner Enterprises' major shareholders?

Werner Enterprises' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.97%), Nuance Investments LLC (4.65%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.24%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.24%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.17%) and Pinnacle Associates Ltd. (0.72%). Insiders that own company stock include Carmen A Tapio and Scott C Arves.
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How do I buy shares of Werner Enterprises?

Shares of WERN stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Werner Enterprises have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Werner Enterprises: American Institute of Trucking Inc., CG&G II Inc., CG&G Inc., Career Path Training Corporation, ECM Transport Group, Fleet Truck Sales Inc. dba Werner Fleet Sales, Gra-Gar LLC, WECC Inc., Werner Enterprises Canada Corporation, Werner Global Logistics (Barbados) SRL, Werner Global Logistics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Werner Global Logistics Inc., Werner Global Logistics Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Werner Global Logistics U.S. LLC, Werner Global Logistics-Hong Kong Limited, Werner Leasing LLC, Werner Leasing de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Werner Management Inc., Werner Transportation Inc., and Werner de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V..
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This page (NASDAQ:WERN) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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