Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (NYSE:GWR) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $75.60.

GWR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th.

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In other news, CFO Timothy J. Gallagher sold 5,073 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.84, for a total transaction of $339,079.32. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,951 shares in the company, valued at $3,806,604.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Christopher F. Liucci sold 1,401 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.92, for a total value of $93,754.92. Following the sale, the insider now owns 22,982 shares in the company, valued at $1,537,955.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 30,931 shares of company stock worth $2,058,531. Company insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GWR. Capstone Asset Management Co. grew its holdings in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 18.1% during the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 4,833 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $328,000 after purchasing an additional 740 shares during the last quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 15.2% during the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 2,332 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 308 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 1.4% during the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 21,544 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,462,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its holdings in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 7.8% during the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 36,882 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,502,000 after purchasing an additional 2,671 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Treasurer State of Michigan grew its holdings in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.8% during the first quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 24,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,690,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE GWR) opened at 69.80 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $66.90 and its 200 day moving average is $67.32. Genesee & Wyoming has a 12 month low of $61.44 and a 12 month high of $80.73. The firm has a market cap of $4.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.59 and a beta of 1.70.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 6.32% and a net margin of 6.64%. The firm had revenue of $540.43 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $539.59 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will post $3.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Genesee & Wyoming

Genesee & Wyoming Inc owns and operates freight railroads across the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or leased 122 freight railroads worldwide that are organized in 10 operating regions. The Company operates through three segments, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations.

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