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.

WERN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, which equates to a potential upside of 4.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 24, implying a possible loss of -21.7 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 6.9 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.24 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of WERN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.24 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WERN is 3.89.

In the last 52-weeks, WERN has achieved a high of 32.45 and a low of 21.45. Currently the stock is 42.89 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.55 percent. WERN has a P/E 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.