GWR stock: buy or sell?

GWR stock price: $111.88 -0.05% At close on December 27th, 2019

Updated on:
December 27th, 2019

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Genesee & Wyoming shares topped new all time highs back again on December, marking to $111.97. Shares ended at $111.88 and stayed steady -0.05%.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and leases freight railroads. It operates through three segments: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.

Should I buy GWR stock?

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These 2 buy setups are elegible for Genesee & Wyoming stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Genesee & Wyoming stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for GWR stock for the last month.

GWR stock analysis

Daily outlook

Genesee & Wyoming stayed stable -0.05% to $111.88 after marking all time highs on December.

After several days of continuous rises in past weeks, Genesee & Wyoming stayed stable -0.05% to $111.88. GWR broke out again over $111.45 after a 0.53% correction started on December. On December GWR price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.

GWR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Genesee & Wyoming stepped up 0.62% late December 2019 and topped a new all time high at $111.97.

By mid May 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 29.48%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid March 2019, GWR climbed $31.60 (39.36%).

GWR stock chart (weekly)

GWR stock price history

GWR stock went public on June 25th, 1996 with a price of $3.781. Since then, GWR stock grew a 2,859.80%, with an average of 124.30% per year. If you had invested right after GWR's IPO a $1,000 in GWR stock in 1996, it would worth $28,598.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

GWR stock historical price chart

GWR stock reached all-time highs on December with a price of $111.97.

GWR stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Genesee & Wyoming stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Genesee & Wyoming presented its financial report, posting a good growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst expected $0.90 per share, but Genesee & Wyoming posted $1.00.
GWR earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.76n/a
2017-Q32017-10-310.830.81-2.4%
2017-Q42018-02-080.750.772.7%
2018-Q12018-05-010.740.7-5.4%
2018-Q22018-07-270.920.942.2%
2018-Q32018-10-301.151.237.0%
2018-Q42019-02-060.9111.1%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a shining increase of 6.36% to $2,348.55 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plummed a -14.46% to 10.41%.

GWR annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$1,570 M-$271 M17.3%-
2014$1,639 M4.40%$261 M15.9%-3.89%
2015$2,000 M22.05%$225 M11.2%-13.70%
2016$2,002 M0.06%$141 M7.1%-37.28%
2017$2,208 M10.32%$549 M24.9%289.02%
2018$2,349 M6.36%$244 M10.4%-55.48%

Quarterly financial results

Genesee & Wyoming reported $575.60 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -4.59% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $55.56 million with a profit margin of 9.65%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.88% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 11.53%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Genesee & Wyoming sales marked a tiny move and remained steady a 0.70%.
GWR quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$540 M-$46 M8.5%-
2017-Q3$577 M6.75%$50 M8.7%9.19%
2017-Q4$572 M-0.93%$427 M74.6%749.06%
2018-Q1$575 M0.54%$75 M13.1%-82.39%
2018-Q2$595 M3.54%$44 M7.4%-41.19%
2018-Q3$603 M1.40%$70 M11.5%57.56%
2018-Q4$576 M-4.59%$56 M9.7%-20.16%
2019-Q1$558 M-3.04%$39 M6.9%-30.34%

Genesee & Wyoming ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

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

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Genesee & Wyoming:

GWR
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

GWR summary

Friday, December 27th, 2019
Open$111.95
Close$111.88
Day range$111.88 - $111.97
Previous close$111.94
Session gain-0.05%
Average true range$0.41
50d mov avg$111.26
100d mov avg$110.86
200d mov avg$103.14
Daily patternlb01c
Weekly pattern

Genesee & Wyoming performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Genesee & Wyoming against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
GWRGenesee & Wyoming1.09%11.88%51.60%

Genesee & Wyoming competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Genesee & Wyoming competitor. This doesn't mean Genesee & Wyoming does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.