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.

Several price targets were given for GWR by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 80, implying potential capital gains of 22.76 percent. The lowest price target was 62, implying potential capital losses of -4.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.17 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Today's price is 6.07 percent above the 52-week 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.