Analyst Ratings for Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Cl A (GWR)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Cl A (NYSE:GWR) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, GWR received an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts declared GWR a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GWR. The maximum price target given was 80, which equates to a potential upside of 22.76 percent. The lowest price target was 62, which equates to a potential downside of -4.86 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.39 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10.98 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.17 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.67 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GWR to grow at a rate of 26.82 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GWR has a PEG ratio of 1.02.

GWR has traded between a high of 80.73 and a low of 61.44 over the past year. Currently the stock is 6.07 percent higher than its low, and 19.27 percent below the high. GWR has a price/earnings ratio of 27.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GWR value stock report compares GWR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GWR is $4.06 billion. GWR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.