Werner Enterprises (WERN) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News articles about Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Werner Enterprises earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.9173865092796 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Werner Enterprises (WERN) opened at $39.20 on Tuesday. Werner Enterprises has a 52-week low of $24.20 and a 52-week high of $43.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,832.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.79, a PEG ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 1.67 and a current ratio of 1.72.

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The transportation company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $567.37 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $554.58 million. Werner Enterprises had a return on equity of 8.64% and a net margin of 9.59%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Werner Enterprises will post 1.98 EPS 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 paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.71%. Werner Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.04%.

WERN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on Werner Enterprises from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research restated a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of Werner Enterprises in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Wells Fargo raised their price target on Werner Enterprises from $35.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Werner Enterprises from $37.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Werner Enterprises from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.07.

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Werner Enterprises Company Profile

Werner Enterprises, Inc is a transportation and logistics company. The Company is engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. It operates through two segments: Truckload and Werner Logistics. It provides logistics services through its Werner Logistics division.

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