Werner Enterprises, Inc. ( WERN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WERN prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WERN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $30.05, the dividend yield is 1.2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WERN was $30.05, representing a -31.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.95 and a 4.81% increase over the 52 week low of $28.67.
WERN is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) and ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ( ZTO ). WERN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.51. Zacks Investment Research reports WERN's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 83.18%, compared to an industry average of 49.4%.
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