Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN) Institutional Investors Sentiment

May 17, 2018 - By Thomas Roop

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Sentiment for Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN)

Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.41, from 1.55 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 92 funds started new or increased holdings, while 81 reduced and sold their stakes in Werner Enterprises Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now have: 44.27 million shares, up from 43.60 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Werner Enterprises Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 68 Increased: 55 New Position: 37.

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China, and Australia. The company has market cap of $2.64 billion. It operates through two divisions, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. It has a 13.04 P/E ratio. The Truckload Transportation Services segment operates medium-to-long-haul van fleet, which transports various consumer nondurable products and other commodities in truckload quantities using dry van trailers; the expedited fleet that offers time-sensitive truckload services using driver teams; and regional short-haul fleet, which provides comparable truckload van service in the United States.

The stock increased 0.27% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $36.5. About 649,025 shares traded. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) has risen 39.53% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.98% the S&P500.

Analysts await Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) to report earnings on July, 23. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 56.25 % or $0.18 from last year’s $0.32 per share. WERN’s profit will be $36.15M for 18.25 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Werner Enterprises, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.58 % EPS growth.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc holds 2.57% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. for 334,395 shares. Fairpointe Capital Llc owns 3.01 million shares or 2.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rowland & Co Investment Counsel Adv has 1.8% invested in the company for 117,774 shares. The Illinois-based Sg Capital Management Llc has invested 1.66% in the stock. Hodges Capital Management Inc., a Texas-based fund reported 391,055 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $253,330 activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 45% of Werner Enterprises’s analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating Werner Enterprises, 5 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $39 while the high is $48.0. The stock’s average target of $43.20 is 18.36% above today’s ($36.5) share price. WERN was included in 15 notes of analysts from January 5, 2018. Wells Fargo maintained Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 30. Deutsche Bank maintained Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) rating on Friday, February 23. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $43 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, January 30. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, April 20. On Monday, March 19 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 30. Deutsche Bank upgraded Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) on Monday, April 2 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Monday, January 8.

More important recent Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Werner Recognized at Guard and Reserve Event” on May 01, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Werner Enterprises to Participate in Three Investment Conferences”, Globenewswire.com published: “Werner Enterprises Reports Improved First Quarter 2018 Revenues and Earnings” on April 19, 2018. More interesting news about Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Werner Enterprises Increases Quarterly Dividend” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

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