Headlines about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genesee & Wyoming earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.235924976932 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on GWR shares. Bank of America Corporation raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $42.21 to $76.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Cowen and Company lowered their price target on Genesee & Wyoming from $77.00 to $75.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.67.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) opened at 66.33 on Friday. Genesee & Wyoming has a 12 month low of $61.44 and a 12 month high of $80.73. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $67.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.40. The firm has a market cap of $4.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.07 and a beta of 1.71.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 6.64% and a return on equity of 6.32%. The firm had revenue of $540.43 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $539.59 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.81 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will post $3.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Matthew O. Walsh sold 4,042 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.63, for a total transaction of $269,318.46. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 105,872 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,054,251.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Albert J. Neupaver purchased 1,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were bought at an average price of $64.77 per share, with a total value of $101,041.20. Following the purchase, the director now owns 5,910 shares in the company, valued at $382,790.70. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 8,407 shares of company stock worth $554,349. Insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.

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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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