Raymond James downgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) from a strong-buy rating to a market perform rating in a research report released on Monday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the stock. Cowen reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $87.00 price objective (down previously from $92.00) on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Thursday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley set a $69.00 target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Friday, February 8th. Stephens lowered shares of Genesee & Wyoming from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and cut their target price for the company from $95.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Genesee & Wyoming currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $87.11.

Shares of GWR stock opened at $89.01 on Monday. Genesee & Wyoming has a 12 month low of $68.27 and a 12 month high of $92.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.24, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.58.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 6th. The transportation company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.11. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 10.41% and a return on equity of 6.19%. The firm had revenue of $575.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $570.71 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.77 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts forecast that Genesee & Wyoming will post 4.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cipher Capital LP raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 257.9% in the 4th quarter. Cipher Capital LP now owns 10,976 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $813,000 after purchasing an additional 7,909 shares in the last quarter. Elliott Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the 4th quarter valued at about $4,627,000. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 47.5% in the 4th quarter. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. now owns 84,500 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $6,255,000 after purchasing an additional 27,200 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 14.1% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,534,262 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $261,606,000 after purchasing an additional 436,218 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Man Group plc raised its stake in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 64.9% in the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 34,386 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $3,129,000 after purchasing an additional 13,528 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.96% of the company’s stock.

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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