DF Dent & Co. Inc. grew its holdings in Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) by 0.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 873,795 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,812 shares during the period. DF Dent & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Genesee & Wyoming were worth $71,057,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of GWR. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth $203,000. Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA bought a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth $220,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth $258,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 1st quarter worth $269,000. Finally, Sawtooth Solutions LLC bought a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth $270,000. 93.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Genesee & Wyoming news, insider Christopher F. Liucci sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.85, for a total transaction of $83,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 19,189 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,608,997.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Matthew O. Walsh sold 3,122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.38, for a total value of $275,922.36. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 107,375 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,489,802.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 27,377 shares of company stock valued at $2,408,720 in the last ninety days. 2.41% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of GWR opened at $87.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 1.38 and a quick ratio of 1.26. Genesee & Wyoming Inc has a one year low of $67.61 and a one year high of $90.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.46, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.75.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 27th. The transportation company reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.32% and a net margin of 25.71%. The company had revenue of $595.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $592.93 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.80 earnings per share. Genesee & Wyoming’s revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming Inc will post 3.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

GWR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Thursday, May 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $90.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Bank of America lowered Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $90.00 to $94.00 in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Cowen lifted their target price on Genesee & Wyoming from $77.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Wolfe Research lowered Genesee & Wyoming from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $89.30.

About Genesee & Wyoming

Genesee & Wyoming Inc owns and leases freight railroads. It operates through three segments: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.K./European Operations. The company transports various commodities, including agricultural products, autos and auto parts, chemicals and plastics, coal and coke, food and kindred products, lumber and forest products, metallic ores, metals, minerals and stone, petroleum products, pulp and paper, waste, and other commodities.

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