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Western Refining Earnings Preview For Oct, 2013

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Western Refining, Inc. (WNR)

Background: Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The company operates in three segments: Refining Group, Wholesale Group, and Retail Group.

Western Refining is forecast to report WEAK third-quarter earnings before the market opens on October 31, 2013.

The consensus estimate is currently 51 cents a share, falling 48 cents (48.5%) from 99 cents during the same period last year. Analysts are estimating as low as 30 cents per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of 63 cents per share.

The company currently pays 88 cents per share in dividends for a yield of 2.7%.

Analyst opinion is mixed with this company. Most of the analysts surveyed don't believe a buy or a sell is currently warranted. Right now, Western Refining has 6 buy recommendations out of 13 analysts covering the company, 7 holds, and no analysts recommend selling. Analysts may have missed a good one. In the last 12 months, the shares have really moved higher. The one year return is 29%, and the average analyst target price for Western Refining is $35.92.

Wow, the short interest is altitudinous and is a strong warning that short sellers expect the share price to fall considerably. The short interest is 36.6%.
 

 

(WNR)

(ALJ)

(COP)

(VLO)

Moderate Buy

6

1

4

4

Hold

7

5

9

9

Avg Analyst Price Target

$35.92

$13.83

$72.17

$42.53

Revenue

$9.73 billion

$6.34 billion

$54.38 billion

$128.11 billion

Est Low EPS

0.30

-0.40

1.20

0.30

Est High EPS

0.63

-0.08

1.76

0.51

1 Year Stock Price Change

32.18%

-13.06%

28.06%

48.55%

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Stock Tickers: WNR ALJ COP VLO Author Disclosure: n/a
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