Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

GWR has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Bank of America boosted their price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $79.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.20.

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) opened at $78.71 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $4,900.89, a PE ratio of 25.10, a PEG ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 1.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Genesee & Wyoming has a 12 month low of $61.44 and a 12 month high of $81.73.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.83 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $576.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $573.60 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 6.10% and a return on equity of 5.80%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.95 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Genesee & Wyoming will post 2.9 earnings per share for the current year.

In related 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 transaction of $908,991.72. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 404,076 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,784,441.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 3.45% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 9.1% during the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 230,090 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $17,029,000 after buying an additional 19,242 shares during the last quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc. grew its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 1,946.8% in the 3rd quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc. now owns 148,965 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $11,025,000 after purchasing an additional 141,687 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 3.4% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 90,890 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $6,727,000 after purchasing an additional 2,990 shares during the last quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA grew its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 54.9% in the 3rd quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 87,736 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $6,493,000 after purchasing an additional 31,105 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AMP Capital Investors Ltd grew its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 825.2% in the 3rd quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 51,708 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $3,827,000 after purchasing an additional 46,119 shares during the last quarter. 96.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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