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.

Several price targets were given for WERN by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 32, which equates to a potential upside of 4.4 percent. The most pessimistic price target 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 6.9 percent. That number becomes 5.11 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. 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.

WERN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. 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. Today's price is 42.89 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.55 percent below the high. 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 market cap of WERN is $2.27 billion. WERN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.