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.

GWR was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 80, which equates to a potential upside of 22.76 percent. The minimum price target given was 62, which equates to a potential downside of -4.86 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.39 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GWR to grow at a rate of 26.82 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of GWR is 1.02.

In the last 52-weeks, GWR has achieved a high of 80.73 and a low of 61.44. Currently the stock is 6.07 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 19.27 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.