Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) insider John C. Hellmann sold 11,317 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.18, for a total value of $862,129.06. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 361,611 shares in the company, valued at approximately $27,547,525.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) opened at 76.50 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $69.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $65.20. The firm has a market cap of $4.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.41 and a beta of 1.51. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has a 12 month low of $41.56 and a 12 month high of $77.81.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.95. The business had revenue of $501 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $504.38 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 7.58% and a net margin of 10.86%. Genesee & Wyoming’s quarterly revenue was down 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.09 EPS. Analysts forecast that Genesee & Wyoming Inc. will post $3.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on GWR. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 price target (up previously from $70.00) on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Cowen and Company cut their target price on Genesee & Wyoming from $77.00 to $72.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on Genesee & Wyoming in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 17th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Genesee & Wyoming presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.25.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. IBM Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.5% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 5,715 shares of the company’s stock worth $337,000 after buying an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.3% in the third quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 8,657 shares of the company’s stock worth $597,000 after buying an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Hendley & Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.8% in the second quarter. Hendley & Co. Inc. now owns 4,503 shares of the company’s stock worth $265,000 after buying an additional 35 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 0.4% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 9,867 shares of the company’s stock worth $582,000 after buying an additional 42 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 1.1% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,314 shares of the company’s stock worth $431,000 after buying an additional 82 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.39% of the company’s stock.

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Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

Genesee & Wyoming Inc owns and operates over 120 freight railroads across the world, which are organized in approximately 10 regions. The Company operates through three segments, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations. In the United States, the Company has over eight regions, such as Central, Coastal (which includes industrial switching and port operations), Midwest, Mountain West (which includes industrial switching operations), Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pacific and Southern.

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