Analyst Ratings for Western Refining Inc. (WNR)

Updated: 2017-05-31

An average rating of Hold has been given to Western Refining Inc. (NYSE:WNR) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for WNR last month.

13 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave WNR a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WNR. The maximum price target given was 44, implying potential capital gains of 20.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 29, implying a possible loss of -20.74 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -21.53 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -19.07 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -7.59 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -22.16 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WNR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 47.23 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WNR has a PEG ratio of 0.73.

In the last 52-weeks, WNR has achieved a high of 40.09 and a low of 18.14. Today's price is 101.71 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.73 percent below the high. WNR has a P/E ratio of 34.32. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WNR value stock report compares WNR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.96 billion. WNR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.