Wall Street analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) will post earnings per share of $0.95 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Genesee & Wyoming’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.10 and the lowest is $0.89. Genesee & Wyoming posted earnings of $0.77 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 23.4%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will report full year earnings of $3.84 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.75 to $4.27. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $4.60 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.30 to $4.85. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Genesee & Wyoming.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The transportation company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.81% and a net margin of 26.25%. The business had revenue of $603.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $594.40 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.81 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

GWR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Genesee & Wyoming from $79.00 to $81.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Genesee & Wyoming from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. Citigroup increased their target price on Genesee & Wyoming from $84.00 to $95.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Wolfe Research downgraded Genesee & Wyoming from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.70.

GWR traded down $2.91 during trading on Thursday, hitting $77.59. 60,188 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 634,212. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. Genesee & Wyoming has a 12-month low of $67.61 and a 12-month high of $92.91. The company has a market cap of $4.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.66, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.71.

In other news, insider Christopher F. Liucci sold 1,137 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.25, for a total value of $101,477.25. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,326 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,724,845.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO David A. Brown sold 3,429 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.98, for a total value of $301,683.42. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 33,938 shares in the company, valued at $2,985,865.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.41% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Credit Suisse AG boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 3,932.0% in the 3rd quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 2,433,395 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $221,415,000 after buying an additional 2,373,043 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,590,801 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $144,749,000 after buying an additional 14,439 shares during the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 1,489,154 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $135,498,000 after buying an additional 90,948 shares during the last quarter. Blue Harbour Group L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth $75,463,000. Finally, DF Dent & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc. now owns 873,795 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $71,057,000 after buying an additional 2,812 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.15% of the company’s stock.

Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

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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