Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN)?

August 19, 2018 - By Robert Shackelford

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.44 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.30, from 1.14 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 13 investors sold Werner Enterprises, Inc. shares while 59 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 45.76 million shares or 3.37% more from 44.27 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Blackrock Inc reported 5.37M shares. Ajo Ltd Partnership owns 315,922 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Com Ny owns 0% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) for 27,333 shares. Howe And Rusling reported 30 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Profund Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership invested 0.06% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). First Tru Advsrs L P reported 46,036 shares stake. Legal & General Grp Public Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) for 44,496 shares. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada owns 42,944 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Meeder Asset Management owns 0% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) for 449 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 0.02% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) for 12,400 shares. Swiss State Bank stated it has 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Barclays Public Ltd reported 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Comerica Bancshares holds 0.01% or 35,229 shares in its portfolio.

Since April 24, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 insider sales for $253,330 activity.

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

Among 9 analysts covering Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Werner Enterprises had 12 analyst reports since February 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 24 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 24 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, July 11. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 24 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, April 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 20 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, July 24. Deutsche Bank upgraded Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) rating on Monday, April 2. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $4400 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Tuesday, July 24. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WERN in report on Friday, February 23 with “Hold” rating. Below is a list of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) latest ratings and price target changes.

24/07/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $40 New Target: $42 Maintain
24/07/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $53 New Target: $50 Maintain
24/07/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $48 New Target: $50 Maintain
24/07/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $41 New Target: $43 Maintain
24/07/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $39 New Target: $42 Maintain
24/07/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $41 New Target: $44 Upgrade
11/07/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $35 Downgrade
20/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $38 New Target: $39 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $43 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0000 Upgrade

The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $36.65. About 1.41M shares traded or 34.33% up from the average. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) has risen 41.56% since August 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.99% the S&P500.

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 $2.63 billion. It operates through two divisions, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. It has a 11.57 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.

More notable recent Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “A Preview Of Werner Enterprises Q2 Earnings” on July 23, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Werner Logistics Named a Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider” published on August 16, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Werner Logistics Named a 2018 Top 100 3PL Provider” on July 31, 2018. More interesting news about Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Werner’s Earnings Trounce The Estimates, With EPS Almost Double A Year Earlier” published on July 24, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Werner Enterprises Announces Quarterly Dividend” with publication date: July 24, 2018.

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