Genesee & Wyoming Downgraded by Zacks to “Underperform” (GWR)
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) was downgraded by Zacks from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report issued on Monday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a $95.80 price target on the stock. Zacks‘ target price indicates a potential downside of 2.03% from the company’s current price.
In other Genesee & Wyoming news, Insider John Hellmann unloaded 18,312 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.18, for a total transaction of $1,742,936.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 283,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,017,604. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) traded up 0.92% on Monday, hitting $98.69. 233,479 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Genesee & Wyoming has a 1-year low of $79.22 and a 1-year high of $102.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $92.3 and a 200-day moving average of $93.67. The company has a market cap of $5.401 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.43.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 11th. The company reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $391.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $398.69 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 72.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming will post $4.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $103.00 to $109.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. Separately, analysts at Stephens cut their price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $120.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank cut their price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $116.00 to $112.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 12th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $106.60.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching and other rail-related services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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