Genesee & Wyoming Hits New 52-Week High Following Analyst Upgrade (GWR)
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday after RBC Capital raised their price target on the stock from $110.00 to $115.00, AR Network reports. RBC Capital currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Genesee & Wyoming traded as high as $102.37 and last traded at $102.05, with a volume of 335,537 shares. The stock had previously closed at $99.96.
A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on GWR. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. They now have a $106.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank cut their price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $112.00 to $110.00 in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. Finally, analysts at Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research note on Thursday, April 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $106.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $107.87.
In other Genesee & Wyoming news, General Counsel Allison M. Fergus sold 1,500 shares of Genesee & Wyoming stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.31, for a total transaction of $148,965.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
The stock’s 50-day moving average is $96.51 and its 200-day moving average is $95.3. The company has a market cap of $5.480 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.83.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $376.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $381.37 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.87 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming will post $4.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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