Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) Reaches $27.00 52-Week High; Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) Sellers Increased By 9.33% Their Shorts

April 21, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) had an increase of 9.33% in short interest. SFL’s SI was 13.28 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 9.33% from 12.14M shares previously. With 844,100 avg volume, 16 days are for Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL)’s short sellers to cover SFL’s short positions. The SI to Ship Finance International Limited’s float is 18.11%. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $13.9 per share. It is down 4.79% since September 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500.

The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) hit a new 52-week high and has $28.62 target or 6.00% above today’s $27.00 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $1.99 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Apr, 21 by Barchart.com. If the $28.62 price target is reached, the company will be worth $119.40M more. About 453,571 shares traded. Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) has risen 7.73% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 13 investors sold Werner Enterprises, Inc. shares while 57 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 45.03 million shares or 0.80% more from 44.67 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Ltd Liability Co accumulated 308,815 shares. Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 11,471 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Prudential holds 28,185 shares. Ameriprise owns 0% invested in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) for 321,180 shares. Legal & General Group Pcl invested in 25,124 shares. Northern Tru has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 155,500 shares. Advisors Asset Management holds 6,767 shares. Kcg Holding holds 27,409 shares. Gsa Prtn Llp has invested 0.04% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Green Square Cap Lc, Tennessee-based fund reported 10,272 shares. Tower Cap Lc (Trc) invested 0.01% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Glenmede Trust Na reported 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN).

Among 17 analysts covering Werner Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:WERN), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. Werner Enterprises Inc has $34 highest and $21 lowest target. $27.82’s average target is 3.04% above currents $27 stock price. Werner Enterprises Inc had 35 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, June 21 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, June 21 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $34 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Tuesday, February 23. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $21 target in Friday, October 21 report. The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. The stock of Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, April 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 4 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since November 10, 2016, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $767,440 activity. Shares for $15,630 were bought by BIRD KENNETH M on Thursday, November 10. $783,070 worth of stock was sold by NORDLUND H MARTY on Monday, February 27.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. is a transportation and logistics company. The company has market cap of $1.99 billion. The Firm is engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. It has a 24.71 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: Truckload and Werner Logistics.

Ship Finance International Limited is a holding, and international ship owning and chartering company. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. The Firm is engaged in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets, and also involved in the charter, purchase and sale of assets. It has a 10.02 P/E ratio. The Company’s assets consist of approximately 20 oil tankers, over 20 dry bulk carriers, approximately 20 container vessels, including a newbuilding, two car carriers, two jack-up drilling rigs, two ultra-deepwater drilling units, five offshore supply vessels, two chemical tankers and two newbuilding oil product tankers.

Among 2 analysts covering Ship Finance International Ltd (NYSE:SFL), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ship Finance International Ltd had 4 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $15 target in Wednesday, July 27 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 22 by Seaport Global.

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