Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (NYSE:GWR) General Counsel Allison M. Fergus sold 2,546 shares of Genesee & Wyoming stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.16, for a total value of $168,443.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR) traded up 0.74% during trading on Thursday, reaching $68.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 153,527 shares. Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. has a 12 month low of $61.44 and a 12 month high of $80.73. The firm has a market cap of $4.26 billion, a PE ratio of 29.96 and a beta of 1.71. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $66.86 and its 200-day moving average price is $67.70.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 6.64% and a return on equity of 6.32%. The business had revenue of $540.43 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $539.59 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.81 EPS. Genesee & Wyoming’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. will post $3.00 EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GWR. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 8.4% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,546 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 15.2% in the first quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 1,696 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 224 shares during the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 221.8% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,947 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 1,342 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 8.7% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,262 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 181 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 15.2% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 2,332 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 308 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.22% of the company’s stock.

GWR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Cowen and Company lowered their target price on Genesee & Wyoming from $77.00 to $75.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub raised Genesee & Wyoming from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $75.67.

About Genesee & Wyoming

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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