Today’s Ownership Action: Genesee & Wyoming Inc Institutional Investor Sentiment Up in 2016 Q2

November 30, 2016 - By Pete Kolinski   ·   0 Comments

Today's Ownership Action: Genesee & Wyoming Inc Institutional Investor Sentiment  Up in  2016 Q2

Sentiment for Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR)

Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) institutional sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.09, from 1.08 in 2016Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 122 institutional investors increased and started new stock positions, while 113 sold and trimmed holdings in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now possess: 56.42 million shares, down from 57.27 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Genesee & Wyoming Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 4 to 4 for the same number . Sold All: 26 Reduced: 87 Increased: 90 New Position: 32.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates over 120 freight railroads across the world, which are organized in approximately 10 regions. The company has a market cap of $4.36 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations. It has a 20.3 P/E ratio. In the United States, the Company has over eight regions, such as Central, Coastal , Midwest, Mountain West (which includes industrial switching operations), Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pacific and Southern.

The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, hitting $75.98. About 100 shares traded hands. Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) has risen 17.40% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.17% the S&P500.

Analysts await Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.87 EPS, up 2.35% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.85 per share. GWR’s profit will be $49.92M for 21.83 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Genesee & Wyoming Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.42% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “GENESEE & WYOMING owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides related rail services. They operate in three business segments in two geographic areas: North American Railroad Operations, Australian Railroad Operations, and Industrial Switching.”

Goodnow Investment Group Llc holds 6.09% of its portfolio in Genesee & Wyoming Inc for 443,737 shares. Villere St Denis J & Co Llc owns 1.07 million shares or 3.8% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sandhill Capital Partners Llc has 3.53% invested in the company for 191,251 shares. The California-based Pacific Global Investment Management Co has invested 1.91% in the stock. Cardinal Capital Management Llc Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 633,235 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $2.62 million net activity.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s analysts are positive. Out of 10 Wall Street analysts rating Genesee & Wyoming Inc., 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $55.0 while the high is $89. The stock’s average target of $72.70 is -4.32% below today’s ($75.98) share price. GWR was included in 22 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. Stephens maintained the shares of GWR in a report on Monday, December 14 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $85 target price in Wednesday, September 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, October 12. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, April 29. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 21 with “Outperform”. The stock of Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) has “Top Pick” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) on Wednesday, November 2 with “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 7.

GWR Company Profile

Genesee & Wyoming Inc., incorporated on September 1, 1977, owns and operates over 120 freight railroads across the world, which are organized in approximately 10 regions. The Firm operates through three divisions, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations. In the United States, the Company has over eight regions, such as Central, Coastal (which includes industrial switching and port operations), Midwest, Mountain West (which includes industrial switching operations), Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pacific and Southern. Outside the United States, the Company has approximately three regions, such as Canada (which includes a contiguous railroad located in the United States), Australia, and U.K./Europe (which consists of activities in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom).

More notable recent Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Weaker Volumes Drove Down Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s Earnings” on November 01, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Enters into Agreement to Acquire Providence and …” published on August 15, 2016, Moodys.com published: “Moody’s affirms ratings of Genesee & Wyoming on planned acquisition of …” on October 21, 2016. More interesting news about Genesee & Wyoming Inc (NYSE:GWR) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s Earnings Decline on Slumping Shipments” published on August 01, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Genesee & Wyoming Inc’s Q1 Results Boosted by Acquisitions” with publication date: April 28, 2016.

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