Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (NYSE:GWR) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $81.25.

Several research analysts have issued reports on GWR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Bank of America Corporation increased their price objective on Genesee & Wyoming from $79.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $76.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

In other news, COO David A. Brown sold 4,156 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.19, for a total value of $275,085.64. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 31,416 shares in the company, valued at $2,079,425.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider John C. Hellmann sold 13,947 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.46, for a total value of $926,917.62. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 405,639 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $26,958,767.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 25,858 shares of company stock valued at $1,719,452. Company insiders own 3.45% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Lazard Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming during the second quarter valued at $132,357,000. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming during the third quarter valued at $89,115,000. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 14.7% during the second quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 1,935,100 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $132,341,000 after acquiring an additional 247,900 shares during the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 381.5% during the second quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 285,610 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $19,533,000 after acquiring an additional 226,289 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 46.5% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 474,432 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $32,446,000 after acquiring an additional 150,628 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.96% of the company’s stock.

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Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) opened at $73.98 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,580.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.83 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Genesee & Wyoming has a 52-week low of $61.44 and a 52-week high of $80.73.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $576.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $573.60 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.80% and a net margin of 6.10%. The company’s revenue was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.95 EPS. equities analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will post 2.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR)

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