Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $101.28.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on GWR. ValuEngine cut Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Stephens cut Genesee & Wyoming from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 3rd.

In other Genesee & Wyoming news, insider John C. Hellmann sold 21,888 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $111.38, for a total transaction of $2,437,885.44. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 444,892 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,552,070.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 2.72% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd increased its position in Genesee & Wyoming by 708.3% during the 2nd quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 679 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $68,000 after buying an additional 595 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 62.9% in the third quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,067 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $118,000 after purchasing an additional 412 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming by 33.5% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,834 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $183,000 after purchasing an additional 460 shares during the period. FCA Corp TX bought a new position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the second quarter worth $225,000. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of Genesee & Wyoming in the third quarter worth $253,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.55% of the company’s stock.

GWR remained flat at $$111.88 during trading hours on Tuesday. Genesee & Wyoming has a twelve month low of $70.15 and a twelve month high of $111.97. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $111.51 and its two-hundred day moving average is $110.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The stock has a market cap of $6.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.06 and a beta of 1.33.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 6th. The transportation company reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by ($0.08). Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 9.28% and a return on equity of 6.34%. The business had revenue of $583.69 million during the quarter. As a group, research analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will post 4.28 earnings per share for the current year.

Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

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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