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Werner Enterprises, Inc
+$1.13 (+2.51%)

Werner Enterprises is a trucking business based in the US. Werner Enterprises stocks (WERN.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $43.97 – a decrease of 0.54% over the previous week. Werner Enterprises employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.4 billion.

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: WERN in this case.
  5. Research Werner Enterprises stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Werner Enterprises stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Werner Enterprises's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Werner Enterprises's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $47.87, which is 20.83% up on its pre-crash value of $37.9 and 65.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $28.99.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Werner Enterprises stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $834.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,275.74.

Werner Enterprises stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of WERN stocks over time.

Werner Enterprises stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-31.
Latest market close$47.87
52-week range$34.9033 - $49.6265
50-day moving average $44.5741
200-day moving average $45.2436
Wall St. target price$53.59
PE ratio 16.3776
Dividend yield $0.37 (0.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.791

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Is it a good time to buy Werner Enterprises stock?

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Werner Enterprises price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $47.87

1 month (2021-07-02) 7.36%
3 months (2021-05-03) 1.51%

Is Werner Enterprises under- or over-valued?

Valuing Werner Enterprises stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Werner Enterprises's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Werner Enterprises's P/E ratio

Werner Enterprises's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Werner Enterprises stocks trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

Werner Enterprises's PEG ratio

Werner Enterprises's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.07. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Werner Enterprises's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Werner Enterprises's EBITDA

Werner Enterprises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$501.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Werner Enterprises's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Werner Enterprises financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.56%
Gross profit TTM USD$709.7 million
Return on assets TTM 7.32%
Return on equity TTM 16.53%
Profit margin 8.04%
Book value $18.077
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Werner Enterprises stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "WERN.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 3.1 million Werner Enterprises stocks held short by investors – that's known as Werner Enterprises's "short interest". This figure is 9.3% up from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Werner Enterprises stocks can be evaluated.

Werner Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Werner Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Werner Enterprises stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Werner Enterprises stocks traded daily (recently around 618405.03018109). Werner Enterprises's SIR currently stands at 4.97. In other words for every 100,000 Werner Enterprises stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 4970 stocks are currently held short.

However Werner Enterprises's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Werner Enterprises stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Werner Enterprises stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Werner Enterprises's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Werner Enterprises stocks in existence, roughly 50 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0514% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Werner Enterprises stocks, roughly 51 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Werner Enterprises.

Find out more about how you can short Werner Enterprises stock.

Werner Enterprises stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.7% of net profits

Recently Werner Enterprises has paid out, on average, around 17.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Werner Enterprises shareholders could enjoy a 1.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Werner Enterprises's case, that would currently equate to about $0.37 per share.

While Werner Enterprises's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Werner Enterprises is investing more in its future growth.

Werner Enterprises's most recent dividend payout was on 20 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 2 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Werner Enterprises stocks ever split?

Werner Enterprises stocks were split on a 5:4 basis on 1 October 2003. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Werner Enterprises stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Werner Enterprises stocks which in turn could have impacted Werner Enterprises's stock price.

Werner Enterprises stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Werner Enterprises's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $34.9033 up to $49.6265. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WERN.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Werner Enterprises's is 0.877. This would suggest that Werner Enterprises's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Werner Enterprises overview

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, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Truckload Transportation Services and Werner Logistics. The Truckload Transportation Services segment operates medium-to-long-haul van fleet that transports various consumer nondurable products and other commodities in truckload quantities using dry van trailers; the expedited fleet, which offers time-sensitive truckload services using driver teams; regional short-haul fleet that provides comparable truckload van service in the United States; and temperature controlled fleet, which offers truckload services for temperature sensitive products using temperature-controlled trailers. It transports retail store merchandise, consumer products, food and beverage products, and manufactured products. The Werner Logistics segment provides non-asset-based transportation and logistics services, including truck brokerage; logistics management services and solutions; rail transportation through alliances with rail and drayage providers; management of shipments from origin to destination using a combination of air, ocean, truck, and rail transportation modes; and home and business deliveries of large or heavy items using liftgate straight truck. As of December 31, 2020, the company had a fleet of 7,830 trucks, which included 7,390 company-operated, as well as 440 owned and operated by independent contractors; 24,400 company-owned trailers that comprised dry vans, flatbeds, and temperature-controlled and other specialized trailers; and 31 intermodal drayage trucks. Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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