Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS trimmed its stake in Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 9,916 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 330 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Genesee & Wyoming were worth $864,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of GWR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 174.1% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 156,511 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $14,242,000 after purchasing an additional 99,403 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 0.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,282,602 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $480,663,000 after purchasing an additional 33,057 shares during the period. Oakbrook Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Genesee & Wyoming in the fourth quarter worth $244,000. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 346,012 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $25,610,000 after purchasing an additional 9,651 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio grew its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 10.4% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 7,178 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $531,000 after purchasing an additional 678 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.22% of the company’s stock.

GWR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Cowen reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $87.00 price objective (down from $92.00) on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Thursday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Raymond James cut shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “strong-buy” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.52.

Shares of NYSE GWR opened at $86.07 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $4.89 billion, a PE ratio of 21.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.57. Genesee & Wyoming Inc has a 1 year low of $68.27 and a 1 year high of $92.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 30th. The transportation company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $558.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $566.71 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 8.92% and a return on equity of 6.32%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.70 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Genesee & Wyoming Inc will post 4.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Genesee & Wyoming

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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