Werner Enterprises (WERN) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports
News coverage about Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Werner Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3052341248464 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Werner Professional Driver Joins Florida Road Team (finance.yahoo.com)
- $555.03 Million in Sales Expected for Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bank of New York Mellon Corp Sells 191,082 Shares of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Has $15.97 Million Holdings in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) (americanbankingnews.com)
WERN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of Werner Enterprises from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of Werner Enterprises in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price objective on shares of Werner Enterprises from $35.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Werner Enterprises from $37.00 to $48.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Werner Enterprises from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.87.
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The transportation company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.03. Werner Enterprises had a net margin of 9.59% and a return on equity of 8.64%. The company had revenue of $567.37 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $554.58 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.30 EPS. Werner Enterprises’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Werner Enterprises will post 1.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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