Investing in Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN): What You Must Know


Werner Enterprises Inc.’s recent filing unveils that its Director Tapio Carmen A acquired Company’s shares for reported $49373.0 on Aug 11. In the deal valued at $42.20 per share,1,170 shares were bought. As a result of this transaction, Tapio Carmen A now holds 6,284 shares worth roughly $ 0.24 million.

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Then, Arves Scott C bought 1,100 shares, generating $49,032 in total proceeds. Upon buying the shares at $44.58, the Director now owns 3,359 shares.

Credit Suisse initiated its Werner Enterprises Inc. [WERN] rating to an Outperform in a research note published on Friday, June 28, 2022; the price target was $51. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of 24.31 to its Friday closing price. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Susquehanna’s analysts, who increased its forecast for the stock in late April from “a Neutral” to “a Positive”. BofA Securities also remained covering WERN and has decreased its forecast on April 08, 2022 with a “an Underperform” recommendation from previously “Neutral” rating. Stephens revised its rating on April 01, 2022. It rated WERN as “an Equal-weight” which previously was an “an Overweight”.

Price Performance Review of WERN

On Friday, Werner Enterprises Inc. [NASDAQ:WERN] saw its stock jump 3.60% to $38.60. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $37.44, but rose to a high of $38.65. Over the last five days, the stock has lost -0.36%. Werner Enterprises Inc. shares have fallen nearly -19.01% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have fallen -16.41% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $48.79 was reached on 01/05/22, a 52-week low of $35.84 was recorded on 11/03/22. SMA at 50 days reached $39.05, while 200 days put it at $40.71. A total of 0.75 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 0.78 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For WERN Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 37.81, which if violated will result in even more drops to 37.02. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 39.02. A further resistance level may holdings at 39.44. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 49.21, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at -0.40, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 37.34%. Stochastics %K at 45.60% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in Werner Enterprises Inc.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Werner Enterprises Inc. stocks on Jul 14, 2022, dropping by -0.13 million shares to a total of 4.27 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 4.4 million shares. There was a decline of -3.04%, which implies that there is a negative sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 8.04% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) fell to 7.66.

Werner Enterprises Inc. [WERN] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from BlackRock Fund Advisors, it is revealed that the company now owns 6,974,679 shares, or roughly 11.00% of the outstanding WERN shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have fallen by -201,826 from its previous 13-F filing of 7176505.0. Additionally, The Vanguard Group, Inc. increased 2.34% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $210,373,128, while Macquarie Investment Management B added 27.22% of its stake to hold $162.94 million in the firm. Over the last quarter, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased 12,529 shares of Werner Enterprises Inc., while Victory Capital Management, Inc. bought 131,110 shares. At present, LSV Asset Management is holding 2,622,847 shares valued at $98.62 million. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. owned 2,281,018 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $85.77 million.

According to FactSet, Werner Enterprises Inc.’s share price will average $44.91 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 18.09 percent from its previous closing price of $37.26. Analysts expect Werner Enterprises Inc. stock to reach the higher price of $68.00, while the lowest price estimate is $35.00. However, 19 analysts have rated WERN stock as an Overweight in their predictions for 2022.


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