Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Werner Enterprises (WERN) Stock Price

News headlines about Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Werner Enterprises earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.2454871944714 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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

Shares of WERN opened at $36.00 on Friday. Werner Enterprises has a 1-year low of $25.15 and a 1-year high of $43.95. The stock has a market cap of $2,720.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.35, a P/E/G ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a quick ratio of 1.67, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The transportation company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.02. Werner Enterprises had a net margin of 9.86% and a return on equity of 9.57%. The business had revenue of $562.68 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $553.72 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Werner Enterprises will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 16th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 13th. Werner Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.05%.

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About Werner Enterprises

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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