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About Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN)
Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China, and Australia. It operates through two segments, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. The Truckload Transportation Services segment operates medium-to-long-haul van fleet, which transports various consumer nondurable products and other commodities in truckload quantities using dry van trailers; the expedited fleet that offers time-sensitive truckload services using driver teams; and regional short-haul fleet, which provides comparable truckload van service in the United States. This segment also offers truckload services dedicated to a specific customer, including services for products requiring specialized trailers, such as temperature-controlled trailers. It transports retail store merchandise, consumer products, grocery products, and manufactured products. 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 management of shipments from origin to destination using a combination of air, ocean, truck, and rail transportation modes. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a fleet of 7,435 trucks, which included 6,805 company-operated, as well as 630 owned and operated by independent contractors; 24,500 company-owned trailers that comprised dry vans, flatbeds, temperature-controlled trailers, and other specialized trailers; and 45 intermodal drayage trucks. Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Trucking, except local
Trailing P/E Ratio26.78
Forward P/E Ratio19.10
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$2.12 billion
Price / Sales1.30
Cash Flow$4.2682 per share
Price / Cash8.95
Book Value$16.78 per share
Price / Book2.28
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.27
Net Income$202.88 million
Return on Equity9.30%
Return on Assets5.85%
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Werner Enterprises' stock symbol?
Werner Enterprises trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WERN."
How often does Werner Enterprises pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Werner Enterprises?
Werner Enterprises declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share on Tuesday, July 17th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 29th. This is a positive change from Werner Enterprises's previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. View Werner Enterprises' Dividend History.
How were Werner Enterprises' earnings last quarter?
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 19th. The transportation company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02. The transportation company had revenue of $562.68 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $553.72 million. Werner Enterprises had a net margin of 9.86% and a return on equity of 9.30%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. View Werner Enterprises' Earnings History.
When is Werner Enterprises' next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for WERN?
14 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Werner Enterprises' stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Werner Enterprises' share price to reach $41.2308 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Werner Enterprises.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Werner Enterprises stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Werner Enterprises stock:
- 1. Cowen Inc analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating and $67 price target on Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) ahead of the release of 1Q18 (March) results on Monday, April 30. We raise our 1Q18 EPS estimate to $0.74, from $0.71 (vs. $0.76 consensus), as we raise our blended quarterly comp estimate to +5.0%, from +4.7% (vs. +3.9% consensus). We believe there still is room for margin upside this year, which is reflected in our increased 2018 EPS estimate of $2.47, vs. our prior estimate of $2.45 and the $2.39 consensus. In our view, a solid cash position reflects the company’s operational strength." (4/20/2018)
- 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Werner Enterprises, Inc. is a premier transportation and logistics company. The company is engaged in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. The Company operates throughout the 48 contiguous states pursuant to operating authority, both common and contract, granted by the Department of Transportation and pursuant to intrastate authority granted by various states. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and expedited van; temperature-controlled. Werner Logistics portfolio includes truck brokerage, freight management, intermodal, international and final mile services. International services are provided through Werner's domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage. " (4/7/2018)
Are investors shorting Werner Enterprises?
Werner Enterprises saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 9,647,272 shares, an increase of 22.5% from the April 13th total of 7,874,048 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,436,644 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.7 days. Currently, 20.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
Who are some of Werner Enterprises' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Werner Enterprises include Knight-Swift (KNX), Schneider National (SNDR), Landstar System (LSTR), Saia (SAIA), Heartland Express (HTLD), ArcBest (ARCB), Marten Transport (MRTN), Universal Logistics (ULH), Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI), YRC Worldwide (YRCW), P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI), USA Truck (USAK) and Celadon Group (CGI).
Who are Werner Enterprises' key executives?
Werner Enterprises' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Clarence L. Werner, Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 80)
- Mr. Derek J. Leathers, Pres & CEO (Age 48)
- Mr. John J. Steele, Exec. VP, Treasurer & CFO (Age 60)
- Mr. H. Marty Nordlund, Sr. EVP & COO (Age 56)
- Mr. James L. Johnson, Exec. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 54)
Has Werner Enterprises been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media stories about WERN stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Werner Enterprises earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.13 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.
Who are Werner Enterprises' major shareholders?
Werner Enterprises' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.42%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.34%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.68%), Millennium Management LLC (1.45%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.81%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.57%). Company insiders that own Werner Enterprises stock include Derek J Leathers, Diane K Duren, H Marty Nordlund, Jim S Schelble and Kenneth M Bird. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Werner Enterprises.
Which institutional investors are selling Werner Enterprises stock?
WERN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Engineers Gate Manager LP, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Spark Investment Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Werner Enterprises company stock in the last year include Derek J Leathers and Jim S Schelble. View Insider Buying and Selling for Werner Enterprises.
Which institutional investors are buying Werner Enterprises stock?
WERN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including OppenheimerFunds Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Rothschild Asset Management Inc., Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Centenus Global Management LP, BlackRock Inc., Stifel Financial Corp and Cortina Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Werner Enterprises stock in the last two years include Diane K Duren and Kenneth M Bird. View Insider Buying and Selling for Werner Enterprises.
How do I buy shares of Werner Enterprises?
Shares of WERN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Werner Enterprises' stock price today?
One share of WERN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.20.
How big of a company is Werner Enterprises?
Werner Enterprises has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion and generates $2.12 billion in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $202.88 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.27 on an earnings per share basis. Werner Enterprises employs 9,043 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Werner Enterprises?
Werner Enterprises' mailing address is 14507 FRONTIER ROAD, OMAHA NE, 68145. The transportation company can be reached via phone at 402-895-6640 or via email at [email protected]
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Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Werner Enterprises in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $41.2308, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 7.93%. The high price target for WERN is $48.00 and the low price target for WERN is $32.00. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.29||2.29||2.07||2.00|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
6 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
6 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|3 Sell Rating(s)|
8 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|3 Sell Rating(s)|
9 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$41.2308||$41.2308||$39.5714||$33.3571|
|Price Target Upside: ||7.93% upside||12.81% upside||3.32% upside||6.30% downside|
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Consensus Price Target History
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 5/24/2016 forward)
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Dividend Information
Werner Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share, with a dividend yield of 0.73%. WERN's next quarterly dividend payment will be made on Tuesday, July 17. Werner Enterprises pays out 22.05% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Payout Ratio(s):||22.05% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
14.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
11.97% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
6.56% (Based on Cash Flow)
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ WERN) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 34.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.10%
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ WERN) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|4/24/2018||Diane K Duren||Director||Buy||7,000||$36.19||$253,330.00||8,934|| |
|9/20/2017||Derek J Leathers||CEO||Sell||17,500||$35.26||$617,050.00||211,280|| |
|8/4/2017||Derek J Leathers||CEO||Sell||12,756||$30.00||$382,680.00||241,536|| |
|8/4/2017||Jim S Schelble||VP||Sell||7,500||$30.17||$226,275.00||55,306|| |
|7/31/2017||Derek J Leathers||CEO||Sell||12,244||$30.02||$367,564.88||228,780|| |
|6/19/2017||Jim S Schelble||VP||Sell||7,494||$29.50||$221,073.00||55,300|| |
|2/28/2017||H Marty Nordlund||VP||Sell||28,000||$27.97||$783,160.00||72,028|| |
|11/10/2016||Kenneth M Bird||Director||Buy||600||$26.05||$15,630.00||5,100|| |
|4/24/2015||Robert E Synowicki Jr||VP||Sell||3,500||$29.78||$104,230.00|| |
|2/19/2015||Gary L Werner||Chairman||Sell||5,007||$31.36||$157,019.52|| |
|2/19/2015||Gregory L Werner||CEO||Sell||5,053||$31.37||$158,512.61|| |
|2/18/2015||John J Steele||CFO||Sell||15,000||$31.04||$465,600.00|| |
|12/9/2014||Gary L Werner||Chairman||Sell||11,355||$29.48||$334,745.40|| |
|12/9/2014||Gregory L Werner||CEO||Sell||10,344||$29.42||$304,320.48|| |
|11/6/2014||Jim S Schelble||VP||Sell||10,000||$28.03||$280,300.00|| |
|10/27/2014||H Marty Nordlund||VP||Sell||10,000||$26.33||$263,300.00|| |
|6/20/2014||Jim S Schelble||VP||Sell||10,000||$26.74||$267,400.00|| |
|6/2/2014||Robert E Synowicki Jr||VP||Sell||5,000||$26.40||$132,000.00|| |
|5/8/2014||James Mullen||VP||Sell||4,397||$25.56||$112,387.32||35,783|| |
|5/7/2014||James Mullen||VP||Sell||5,603||$25.50||$142,876.50||35,783|| |
|2/25/2014||H Marty Nordlund||VP||Sell||10,000||$26.07||$260,700.00||22,540|| |
|2/14/2014||Robert Synowicki, Jr.||VP||Sell||5,000||$26.07||$130,350.00||19,581|| |
|2/7/2014||Jim Schelble||VP||Sell||15,000||$25.77||$386,550.00||29,685|| |
|2/5/2014||John Steele||CFO||Sell||20,000||$25.51||$510,200.00||35,757|| |
|12/18/2013||James Lynn Johnson||VP||Sell||4,400||$24.99||$109,956.00||44,926|| |
|12/17/2013||Derek Leathers||COO||Sell||17,500||$24.57||$429,975.00||144,046|| |
|12/17/2013||Jim Schelble||VP||Sell||15,000||$24.53||$367,950.00||29,685|| |
|12/10/2013||James Lynn Johnson||VP||Sell||10,600||$24.37||$258,322.00||44,926|| |
|12/6/2013||Gary Werner||Chairman||Sell||4,500||$24.18||$108,810.00||1,696,879|| |
|12/6/2013||Gregory Werner||CEO||Sell||7,589||$24.13||$183,122.57||3,423,433|| |
|5/30/2013||Robert E Synowicki Jr||VP||Sell||10,000||$25.22||$252,200.00|| |
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