Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp is the biggest holder of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN)

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) reached 60.33% versus a 1-year low price of $24.20. The stock was last seen 7.18% higher, reaching at $38.8 on 02/13/2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $35.75 and $38.925. This company shares are 9.97% off its target price of $42.67 and the current market capitalization stands at $2.8B. The recent change has given its price a -1.22% deficit over SMA 50 and -11.72% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -2.76% declines, 12.95% gains and 24.56% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found WERN’s volatility during a week at 6.9% and during a month it has been found around 4.18%.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $1.73 billion or 67.7% in WERN stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp owns $194.73 million in Werner Enterprises, Inc., which represents roughly 6.95% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.25% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 5,222,363 shares of the stock are valued at $189.05 million. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $132.91 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 4.75% of its market capitalization.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 113 institutional holders increased their position in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) by some 6,200,214 shares, 84 decreased positions by 4,843,163 and 16 held positions by 36,781,671. That puts total institutional holdings at 47,825,048 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 46 new institutional investments totaling 2,179,914 shares while 20 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 2,830,646 shares.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Werner Enterprises, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that President & CEO Leathers Derek J has sold 17,500 shares of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) in trading session dated Sep. 20, 2017. These shares are worth $617,050 and were traded at $35.26 each. The SEC filing shows that Schelble Jim S performed a sale of 7,500 shares. The Exec VP & Chief Admin Officer disposed these shares by way of transaction on Aug. 04, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $30.17 per share worth to an income of some $226,275 on account of Schelble Jim S.

President & CEO, Leathers Derek J, sold 12,756 common shares of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) in the open market. In a transaction dated Aug. 04, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $30, raking in a sum of $382,680. After this sale, 228,780 common shares of WERN are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $8,876,664.

In the transaction dated Jul. 31, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the President & CEO; Leathers Derek J disposed a total of 12,244 shares at an average price of $30.02, amounting to approximately $367,565. The insider now directly owns 228,780 shares worth $8,876,664.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN), with 3 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 7 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 1 buy, 1 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.65 average brokerage recommendation.

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