Press coverage about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genesee & Wyoming earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.4458449663967 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Bank of America lifted their target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $79.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.20.
Shares of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE GWR) traded up $1.66 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $80.39. 317,833 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 311,702. The stock has a market cap of $5,020.00, a PE ratio of 38.10, a P/E/G ratio of 4.11 and a beta of 1.80. Genesee & Wyoming has a 1-year low of $61.44 and a 1-year high of $81.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.30.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.02). The company 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 firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.95 EPS. research analysts forecast that Genesee & Wyoming will post 2.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider John C. Hellmann sold 12,332 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.71, for a total value of $908,991.72. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 404,076 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,784,441.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 3.45% of the company’s stock.
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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.
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