News stories about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genesee & Wyoming earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.6603613429156 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $78.15. 130,480 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 357,902. Genesee & Wyoming has a one year low of $61.44 and a one year high of $81.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,880.00, a PE ratio of 37.04, a P/E/G ratio of 4.07 and a beta of 1.80.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $576.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $573.60 million. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 6.10% and a return on equity of 5.80%. Genesee & Wyoming’s quarterly revenue was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.95 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Genesee & Wyoming will post 2.9 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on GWR. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Bank of America boosted their price target on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $79.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Genesee & Wyoming currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.20.

In other Genesee & Wyoming news, insider John C. Hellmann sold 12,332 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.71, for a total value of $908,991.72. Following the sale, the insider now owns 404,076 shares in the company, valued at $29,784,441.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 3.45% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

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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