Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Werner Enterprises (WERN) Stock Price

Headlines about Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Werner Enterprises earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.6135219071815 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Werner Enterprises stock opened at $34.00 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,514.16, a PE ratio of 26.77, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.97. Werner Enterprises has a fifty-two week low of $25.15 and a fifty-two week high of $43.95. The company has a current ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 1.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The transportation company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $562.68 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $553.72 million. Werner Enterprises had a net margin of 9.86% and a return on equity of 9.30%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Werner Enterprises will post 2 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 16th will be issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 13th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. Werner Enterprises’s payout ratio is currently 22.05%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on WERN shares. Stephens restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Werner Enterprises in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Werner Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. UBS upgraded Werner Enterprises from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $37.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Friday, January 5th. BidaskClub downgraded Werner Enterprises from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded Werner Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.43.

In other news, Director Diane K. Duren purchased 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $36.19 per share, with a total value of $253,330.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 8,934 shares in the company, valued at approximately $323,321.46. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 34.50% of the company’s stock.

Werner Enterprises Company Profile

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. It operates through two segments, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics.

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