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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WNR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, implying a possible profit of 20.25 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, which equates to a potential downside of -20.74 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 downwards by an average of -21.53 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -22.16 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WNR to grow at a rate of 47.23 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WNR is 0.73.

In the last 52-weeks, WNR has achieved a high of 40.09 and a low of 18.14. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 101.71 percent, and below the high by 8.73 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.