Press coverage about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genesee & Wyoming earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.92696661529 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on GWR. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $75.67.
Shares of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE GWR) traded up 0.70% on Tuesday, hitting $70.79. 462,606 shares of the company were exchanged. Genesee & Wyoming has a 52-week low of $61.44 and a 52-week high of $80.73. The firm has a market cap of $4.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.02 and a beta of 1.70. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $66.89 and a 200 day moving average price of $67.16.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.07. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 6.32% and a net margin of 6.64%. The company had revenue of $540.43 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $539.59 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.81 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming will post $3.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Genesee & Wyoming news, CFO Timothy J. Gallagher sold 5,073 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.84, for a total value of $339,079.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,951 shares in the company, valued at $3,806,604.84. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Allison M. Fergus sold 2,546 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.16, for a total value of $168,443.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 30,931 shares of company stock worth $2,058,531 in the last ninety days. 3.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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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