Wall Street analysts forecast that Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.07 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Genesee & Wyoming’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.05 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.10. Genesee & Wyoming posted earnings of $0.94 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.8%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Friday, July 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will report full year earnings of $4.34 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.28 to $4.40. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $4.97 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.80 to $5.15. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Genesee & Wyoming.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The transportation company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.81 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $558.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $566.71 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 6.32% and a net margin of 8.92%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.70 earnings per share.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on GWR shares. Raymond James lowered Genesee & Wyoming from a “strong-buy” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. Bank of America lowered Genesee & Wyoming from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $88.65 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $96.00 target price (up from $87.00) on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 3rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.52.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cipher Capital LP boosted its stake in Genesee & Wyoming by 257.9% in the fourth quarter. Cipher Capital LP now owns 10,976 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $813,000 after buying an additional 7,909 shares in the last quarter. Elliott Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,627,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 2.2% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,625,037 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $120,287,000 after purchasing an additional 34,236 shares in the last quarter. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 47.5% during the fourth quarter. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. now owns 84,500 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $6,255,000 after purchasing an additional 27,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 14.1% during the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,534,262 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $261,606,000 after purchasing an additional 436,218 shares in the last quarter. 91.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of GWR traded down $0.41 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $96.17. 4,484 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 523,642. The firm has a market cap of $5.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.38. Genesee & Wyoming has a fifty-two week low of $68.27 and a fifty-two week high of $99.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.17.

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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