Shares of Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $85.75.

GWR has been the topic of several research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Genesee & Wyoming from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Credit Suisse Group lowered Genesee & Wyoming from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $90.00 to $71.00 in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Genesee & Wyoming from $75.00 to $74.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 11th. Finally, Citigroup lowered Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th.

Shares of NYSE GWR traded down $1.68 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $78.53. 20,435 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 443,888. The stock has a market cap of $4.73 billion, a PE ratio of 26.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. Genesee & Wyoming has a 52-week low of $67.61 and a 52-week high of $92.91.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The transportation company reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.81% and a net margin of 26.25%. The firm had revenue of $603.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $594.40 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. Genesee & Wyoming’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming will post 3.83 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. raised its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter. Institute for Wealth Management LLC. now owns 13,280 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,075,000 after purchasing an additional 581 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 23,770 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,933,000 after purchasing an additional 687 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 51,726 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $4,206,000 after purchasing an additional 739 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 24.1% in the 2nd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,744 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $386,000 after purchasing an additional 921 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 14.2% in the 3rd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 8,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $801,000 after purchasing an additional 1,096 shares in the last quarter. 93.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

Genesee & Wyoming Inc owns and leases freight railroads. It operates through three segments: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.K./European Operations. The company transports various commodities, including agricultural products, autos and auto parts, chemicals and plastics, coal and coke, food and kindred products, lumber and forest products, metallic ores, metals, minerals and stone, petroleum products, pulp and paper, waste, and other commodities.

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