Shares of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $78.86.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Genesee & Wyoming to $75.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on Genesee & Wyoming from $83.00 to $80.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Citigroup lowered their price target on Genesee & Wyoming from $97.00 to $84.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Goldman Sachs started coverage on Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $76.00 price target on the stock.

In related news, insider Christopher F. Liucci sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.72, for a total transaction of $74,720.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 21,189 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,583,242.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 2.41% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in GWR. DF Dent & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 356.9% in the 4th quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc. now owns 680,590 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $53,583,000 after purchasing an additional 531,625 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 339.6% in the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 466,325 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $33,011,000 after purchasing an additional 360,246 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Genesee & Wyoming in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $16,527,000. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. boosted its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 26.7% in the 1st quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 939,578 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $66,513,000 after purchasing an additional 198,203 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rare Infrastructure Ltd boosted its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming by 23.0% in the 4th quarter. Rare Infrastructure Ltd now owns 964,438 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $75,931,000 after purchasing an additional 180,260 shares in the last quarter. 96.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming opened at $77.10 on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The stock has a market cap of $4.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.49, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.71. Genesee & Wyoming has a 1 year low of $76.77 and a 1 year high of $77.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.42.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The transportation company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.73 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $547.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $572.60 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.29% and a net margin of 26.41%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.53 EPS. analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current year.

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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