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Long or Short: Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN)

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Werner Enterprises is part of the industrials sector and transportation and logistics industry. The company CEO is Derek J. Leathers. Werner Enterprises Inc is a tuckload carrier company in the United States engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. It also provides logistics services through Werner Logistics segment.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The WERN stock showed a previous change of 1.63% with an open at 29.42 and a close of 29.96. It reached an intraday high of 30.00 and a low of 29.31.

SeekingAlpha:  Werner Enterprises (WERN) Presents At KeyBanc Capital Markets 2019 Industrials & Basic Materials Conference – Slideshow

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.1b with 69.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 56.5m shares. Trading volume reached 375,149 shares compared to its average volume of 853,039 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Werner Enterprises shares returned 2.46% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.19%. Over three months, it changed -14.50%. In one year it has changed -22.57% and within that year its 52-week high was 42.80 and its 52-week low was 27.27. WERN stock is 9.86% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 33.32 and a 50 day moving average of 32.67. Currently WERN stock is trading -10.09% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Werner Enterprises (WERN) Presents At KeyBanc Capital Markets 2019 Industrials & Basic Materials Conference – Slideshow

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.33 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.86. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.50. The TTM EPS is 2.40, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.48. Historically, the PE high was 36.60 and the PE low was 10.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 24.49, which is a decrease of -18.27%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/25/2019): 0.51
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/06/2019): 0.77
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/18/2018): 0.66
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/23/2018): 0.53
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/19/2018): 0.38

The dividend per share is currently 0.36, which is a dividend yield of 1.20%. Also, the payout ratio is 15.00%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 12.58, which means it may be overvalued by -138.24%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.32.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.82%, return on assets is 9.34%, profit margin is 7.18%, price-to-sales is 0.83 and price-to-book is 1.62.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.