Analyst Ratings for Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, WERN received an average rating of Hold.

19 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave WERN a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 18 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WERN. The most optimistic price target was 32, which equates to a potential upside of 4.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital losses of -21.7 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 6.9 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 5.11 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 6.17 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.24 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of WERN to grow at a rate of 7.24 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WERN has a PEG ratio of 3.89.

WERN has a 52-week high of 32.45 and a 52-week low of 21.45. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.89 percent, and 5.55 percent below the high. WERN has a price/earnings ratio of 28.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WERN value stock report compares WERN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.27 billion. WERN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.