GATX stock: buy or sell?

GATX stock price: $77.67 -0.12% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


GATX shares stayed stable -0.12% to $77.67 today. With Friday it's been 5 red days in a row.

GATX Corporation leases, operates, manages, and remarkets assets in the rail and marine markets in North America and internationally.

Should I buy GATX stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, GATX stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is GATX stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At, we found 1 rating published for GATX stock in the last month.

Is GATX a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-1-23Wells Fargo & Con/aOutperform

GATX stock analysis

Daily outlook

GATX shares stayed constant -0.12% to $77.67 today.

GATX shares stayed constant -0.12% to $77.67 today. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on September/5, GATX climbed $4.57 (6.25%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on July, GATX price climbed $1.75 per share (2.31%). GATX is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $82.52.

GATX stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an exceptional 8.23% in a week last week, GATX closed this week at $77.67 and plummed a terrifying -5.04%.

In a weekly time frame, GATX stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, GATX might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since early September when GATX stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $3.87 (5.24%). Since early July when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, GATX price slipped $-1.17 per share (-1.48%).

GATX stock chart (weekly)

GATX stock price history

GATX stock historical price chart

GATX stock reached 52-week highs on October at $87.87, and all-time highs 2018-07-20 with a price of 88.54.

GATX stock price target is $90.00

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' GATX stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we only found 1 price prediction for GATX stock:
GATX stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-1-23Wells Fargo & CoReiterates$95.00$90.00-5.3%
(in average)$95.00$90.00-5.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since April, when GATX posted its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
GATX earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, GATX annual revenues decreased an unpleasant -1.16% to $1,360.90 million USD from $1,376.90 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plunged a -20.93% to 15.53%.

GATX presents anual results in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, GATX TTM sales up to March 2019 were $1,372.60 and earnings $176.50 M dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem GATX business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed constant a slightly good 0.86%. Regarding profit margin, GATX declined -2.67% to 15.53%

GATX annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,320 M-$169 M12.8%-
2014$1,451 M9.92%$205 M14.1%21.09%
2015$1,450 M-0.08%$205 M14.2%0.15%
2016$1,418 M-2.18%$257 M18.1%25.23%
2017$1,377 M-2.92%$502 M36.5%95.25%
2018$1,361 M-1.16%$211 M15.5%-57.91%
TTM $1,373 M0.86%$177 M12.9%-16.47%

Quarterly financial results

GATX reported $317.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -11.05% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $41.50 million with a profit margin of 13.09%. Profit margin remained constant a -0.71% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 13.80%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, GATX sales marked a good increase and gained a 3.83%.
GATX quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$348 M-$53 M15.3%-
2017-Q3$360 M3.21%$49 M13.6%-8.24%
2017-Q4$353 M-1.89%$342 M97.0%598.16%
2018-Q1$305 M-13.46%$76 M25.0%-77.70%
2018-Q2$350 M14.48%$39 M11.1%-49.15%
2018-Q3$350 M0.06%$47 M13.4%21.13%
2018-Q4$356 M1.92%$49 M13.8%4.68%
2019-Q1$317 M-11.05%$42 M13.1%-15.65%

GATX ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

GATX shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.80% of all shares.

Bearish positions for GATX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to GATX:

Market cap$2.8 B$72.1 B$81.8 B$2.7 B$2.5 B
Total shares35.7 M562.6 M8,730.0 M53.3 M127.9 M
Float shares35.2 M561.4 M8,710.0 M52.1 M101.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)111.4%68.6%58.6%91.7%92.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.8%0.2%0.2%2.0%2.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

GATX summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$77.65 - $79.25
Previous close$77.76
Session gain-0.12%
Average true range$2.08
50d mov avg$75.68
100d mov avg$75.24
200d mov avg$74.61
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt06a

GATX performance

To better understand GATX performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For GATX, the benchmark is made against Caterpillar, General Electric, Ryder System, Trinity Industries and Willis Lease Finance.
GATX 0.86%8.86%-7.22%
GEGeneral Electric-10.42%-5.92%-19.57%
RRyder System-8.70%-10.87%-27.87%
TRNTrinity Industrie...-3.47%-5.67%-25.34%
WLFCWillis Lease Fina...1.88%42.57%62.57%

GATX competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of GATX competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in GATX: