Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.15

Press coverage about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genesee & Wyoming earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.8542942948816 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America dropped their target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $89.00 to $80.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. Citigroup dropped their target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $97.00 to $84.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Goldman Sachs assumed coverage on shares of Genesee & Wyoming in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $76.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on shares of Genesee & Wyoming from $94.00 to $80.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, February 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $81.00.

GWR stock opened at $71.44 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,428.03, a P/E ratio of 24.55, a PEG ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. Genesee & Wyoming has a 12-month low of $61.44 and a 12-month high of $84.40.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The transportation company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.02. Genesee & Wyoming had a net margin of 24.87% and a return on equity of 5.23%. The business had revenue of $571.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $566.73 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.99 earnings per share. Genesee & Wyoming’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Genesee & Wyoming will post 3.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Genesee & Wyoming

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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