Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genesee & Wyoming earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.1219593520738 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have commented on GWR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Raymond James boosted their target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $90.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Thursday, May 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $90.00 target price for the company. Bank of America downgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $90.00 to $94.00 in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Wolfe Research downgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $89.30.

Shares of GWR stock opened at $87.36 on Friday. Genesee & Wyoming has a fifty-two week low of $64.31 and a fifty-two week high of $89.71. The stock has a market cap of $5.30 billion, a PE ratio of 30.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.38.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The transportation company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.32% and a net margin of 25.71%. The business had revenue of $595.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $592.93 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.80 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Genesee & Wyoming will post 3.87 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Christopher F. Liucci sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.85, for a total transaction of $83,850.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 19,189 shares in the company, valued at $1,608,997.65. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy J. Gallagher sold 4,116 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.00, for a total value of $362,208.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,538 shares of company stock worth $913,530 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 2.41% of the company’s stock.

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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