How Much Does Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) Pay Out In Dividends?


As of Wednesday close, Werner Enterprises Inc.’s (NASDAQ:WERN) stock was up $0.07, moving up 0.16 percent to $42.83. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 478,380 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.01 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 683,890, while in the previous 50 days, it was 603,376.

Since last month, WERN stock rose 12.03%. Shares of the company fell to $35.84 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $48.79 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $35.84. Since the beginning of this year, WERN’s stock price has dropped by -10.13% or -$4.83, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -12.22% since its 52-week high.

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WERN stock investors should be aware that Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 105 days ago on Aug 11. Tapio Carmen A, the Director of the company, purchased of 1,170 shares for $42.20 on Aug 11. It resulted in a $49,373 investment by the insider. Arves Scott C added 1,100 shares at an average price of $44.58 on Dec 20. The insider now owns 3,359 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) has a P/E ratio of about 10.87. The stock’s beta is 0.79. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.83, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.96.

The latest dividend of $0.13 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.13. On Friday May 13 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Werner Enterprises Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.40, while its current ratio was 2.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.41, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.41. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 80.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 10.40%. Based on annual data, WERN earned $1.64 billion in gross profit and brought in $2.73 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 12.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 19.10%.

In Werner Enterprises Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $568.75 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. WERN’s revenue rose 15.07% to $836.28 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $827.61 million. While analysts expected Werner Enterprises Inc. to report $0.97 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.9 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -7.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $146.66 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Werner Enterprises Inc. were 1.47 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $608.35 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $63.2 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Werner Enterprises Inc.’s (WERN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 29.15%, the RSI 9-day stood at 64.12% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Werner Enterprises Inc. price is up by +2.42% percent or $1.01. At present, WERN shares trade +10.27% above its 20-day simple moving average and +10.10% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +7.21% above its SMA50 and -2.19% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 90.36% and Stochastic coefficient D was 92.39%, while ATR was 1.39. Given the Stochastic reading of 88.51% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 61.68%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.51, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.58.

Analyst Ratings

UBS upgraded its rating on Werner Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN) to a Buy in a note to investors on November 11, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, WERN is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Werner Enterprises Inc. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $45.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $35.00 – $68.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN) will achieve an average price target of $45.71.


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