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Western Refining (NYSE:WNR) is scheduled to release its Q214 earnings data on Tuesday, August 5th. Analysts expect Western Refining to post earnings of $1.32 per share and revenue of $3.29 billion for the quarter.

Western Refining (NYSE:WNR) traded up 0.37% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $40.45. The stock had a trading volume of 358,733 shares. Western Refining has a 1-year low of $27.91 and a 1-year high of $45.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $40.29 and its 200-day moving average is $39.82. The company has a market cap of $3.227 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.11.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 28th.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Western Refining from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 7th. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $82.00. On a related note, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Western Refining in a research note on Thursday, July 3rd. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Western Refining presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.40.

In other Western Refining news, VP Lowry Barfield sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.87, for a total transaction of $408,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Western Refining, Inc (NYSE:WNR) is an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products and also operates service stations and convenience stores.

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