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.

WNR was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 44, implying potential capital gains of 20.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying a possible loss of -20.74 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -21.53 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -19.07 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -7.59 percent, compared to last month. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WNR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 47.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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 price/earnings 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.