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 maximum price target given was 32, implying potential capital gains of 4.4 percent. The lowest price target was 24, which equates to a potential downside of -21.7 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 6.9 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 5.11 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 6.17 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WERN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.24 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. WERN has a PEG ratio of 3.89.

In the last 52-weeks, WERN has achieved a high of 32.45 and a 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 market cap of WERN is $2.27 billion. WERN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.