$0.31 EPS Expected for Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN)

October 8, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 $0.31 EPS Expected for Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.30, from 1.55 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 20 investors sold Werner Enterprises, Inc. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 44.02 million shares or 2.20% less from 45.01 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Geode Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 390,007 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky owns 7,990 shares for 0% of their portfolio. D E Shaw & Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Moreover, Buckingham Capital Management Inc has 0.5% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Limited has invested 0.02% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Retirement System Of Alabama invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Comerica Fincl Bank stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 55,690 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 11,700 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp holds 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) or 311,812 shares. Pacad Ltd holds 2,800 shares. Qs Investors Limited Liability Company has 13 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund, Oregon-based fund reported 16,469 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Llc invested in 89,623 shares.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $445,866 activity. 15,000 shares valued at $445,688 were sold by JOHNSON JAMES LYNN on Tuesday, June 13.

Wall Street await Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) to release earnings on October, 19. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.31, up exactly $0.05 or 19.23 % from 2014’s $0.26 EPS. The expected WERN’s profit could reach $22.40M giving the stock 28.79 P/E in the case that $0.31 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.32 EPS for the previous quarter, Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s analysts now forecast -3.13 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.1 on October 6, reaching $35.7. About 796,299 shares traded. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) has risen 10.52% since October 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Werner Enterprises Inc had 47 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 22. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Friday, June 3. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Tuesday, January 12. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $30 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. As per Monday, February 22, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, July 25. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WERN in report on Thursday, April 21 with “Overweight” rating. As per Tuesday, June 21, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. Avondale downgraded Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) rating on Monday, March 14. Avondale has “Market Perform” rating and $28 target.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. is a transportation and logistics company. The company has market cap of $2.58 billion. The Firm is engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. It has a 32.35 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: Truckload and Werner Logistics.

More notable recent Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Werner Enterprises Announces Upcoming Release of Third Quarter 2017 Earnings” on September 26, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Initiating Research Reports on Trucking Equities — Werner Enterprises, YRC …” published on September 14, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Werner Enterprises Supports the 2017 Special Olympics Convoy” on September 12, 2017. More interesting news about Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Werner Enterprises Named a 2017 Top 100 Trucker” published on September 11, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 29, 2017” with publication date: September 28, 2017.

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