News headlines about Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.0398589830571 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Genesee & Wyoming Appoints Two New Directors to Board; Announces Upcoming Board Changes (finance.yahoo.com)
- BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming Appoints Two New Directors To Board (feeds.reuters.com)
- Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com)
- Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Given Buy Rating at Cowen (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on GWR shares. TheStreet upgraded Genesee & Wyoming from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Bank of America dropped their price objective on Genesee & Wyoming from $89.00 to $80.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Citigroup dropped their price objective on Genesee & Wyoming from $97.00 to $84.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genesee & Wyoming from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on Genesee & Wyoming from $94.00 to $80.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.83.
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The transportation company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.02. Genesee & Wyoming had a return on equity of 5.23% and a net margin of 24.87%. The company had revenue of $571.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $566.73 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.99 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Genesee & Wyoming will post 3.82 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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