Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (NYSE:GWR) insider Christopher F. Liucci sold 1,401 shares of Genesee & Wyoming stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.92, for a total value of $93,754.92. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 22,982 shares in the company, valued at $1,537,955.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (NYSE:GWR) opened at 68.56 on Friday. Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. has a 1-year low of $61.44 and a 1-year high of $80.73. The company has a market capitalization of $4.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.04 and a beta of 1.71. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $66.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $67.53.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 6.64% and a return on equity of 6.32%. The business had revenue of $540.43 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $539.59 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. will post $3.00 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GWR. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Genesee & Wyoming by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 59,957 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $4,162,000 after buying an additional 3,382 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its stake in Genesee & Wyoming by 8.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,262 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 181 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Genesee & Wyoming by 18.1% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 4,833 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $328,000 after buying an additional 740 shares in the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in Genesee & Wyoming by 0.4% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 79,139 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $5,370,000 after buying an additional 281 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Genesee & Wyoming by 15.2% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 2,332 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 308 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub cut Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Genesee & Wyoming currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.67.

About Genesee & Wyoming

Genesee & Wyoming Inc owns and operates freight railroads across the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or leased 122 freight railroads worldwide that are organized in 10 operating regions. The Company operates through three segments, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations.

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