Genesee & Wyoming Inc (GWR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts
Shares of Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $85.75.
GWR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $79.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Genesee & Wyoming from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 12th. Finally, Citigroup lowered shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th.
Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GWR. Ancora Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 3rd quarter worth about $100,000. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth about $203,000. FCA Corp TX purchased a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 3rd quarter worth about $205,000. Cadence Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 3rd quarter worth about $214,000. Finally, Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA purchased a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 2nd quarter worth about $220,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.14% of the company’s stock.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The transportation company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $603.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $594.40 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 26.25% and a return on equity of 5.81%. The business’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.81 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Genesee & Wyoming will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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