Werner Enterprises, Inc. ( WERN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 29, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased WERN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that WERN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $27.8, the dividend yield is .86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WERN was $27.8, representing a -4.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.05 and a 32.95% increase over the 52 week low of $20.91.
WERN is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ). WERN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.3. Zacks Investment Research reports WERN's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -38.21%, compared to an industry average of -22.3%.
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