GWR stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
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?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, 2 buy setups work for Genesee & Wyoming stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Genesee & Wyoming stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 9 ratings published for GWR stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-1||Credit Suisse Group||Underperform||Neutral|
|2019-4-15||Raymond James||Outperform||Market Perform|
GWR stock analysis
Genesee & Wyoming remained stable -0.05% to $110.59 after topping to all time highs yesterday.
After climbing for 4 sessions, Friday Genesee & Wyoming remained constant a tight -0.05%, closing at $110.59. On May, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 28.49%. Yesterday, GWR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Jul/16 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on May, GWR climbed $24.52 (28.49%).
Shares of Genesee & Wyoming closed this week at $110.59 after topping to a new all time high ($110.72) and remained stable a slightly good 0.46%. Early July GWR climbed a super good 8.24% in just one week. Counting this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 1.00%.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $110.72 resistance. By mid May, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 27.98%. By mid March GWR price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
GWR stock price history
GWR stock went public on June 25th, 1996 with a price of $3.781. Since then, GWR stock surged a 2,825.70%, with an average of 122.90% per year. If you had invested right after GWR's IPO a $1,000 in GWR stock in 1996, it would worth $28,257.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
GWR stock historical price chart
GWR stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $110.72.
GWR stock price target is $90.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We have 5 price targets for Genesee & Wyoming stock posted in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-2-8||Morgan Stanley||Set Price Target||n/a||$69.00||-|
|2019-1-7||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$73.00||$70.00||-4.1%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Genesee & Wyoming presented its financial report, posting a decent gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Experts were expecting $0.90 per share, but Genesee & Wyoming posted $1.00.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a great increase of 6.36% to $2,348.55 million dollars. On the other hand, its profit margin (compared to sales) collapsed to 10.41%, that is $244.42 million.
|2013||$1,570 M||-||$271 M17.3%||-|
|2014||$1,639 M||4.40%||$261 M15.9%||-3.89%|
|2015||$2,000 M||22.05%||$225 M11.2%||-13.70%|
|2016||$2,002 M||0.06%||$141 M7.1%||-37.28%|
|2017||$2,208 M||10.32%||$549 M24.9%||289.02%|
|2018||$2,349 M||6.36%||$244 M10.4%||-55.48%|
Quarterly financial resultsGenesee & Wyoming posted $575.60 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -4.59% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $55.56 M with a profit margin of 9.65%. Profit margin declined a -1.88% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 11.53%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Genesee & Wyoming sales marked a slightly good move and stayed stable a 0.70%.
|2017-Q2||$540 M||-||$46 M8.5%||-|
|2017-Q3||$577 M||6.75%||$50 M8.7%||9.19%|
|2017-Q4||$572 M||-0.93%||$427 M74.6%||749.06%|
|2018-Q1||$575 M||0.54%||$75 M13.1%||-82.39%|
|2018-Q2||$595 M||3.54%||$44 M7.4%||-41.19%|
|2018-Q3||$603 M||1.40%||$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 ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Genesee & Wyoming, 1.86% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for GWR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$6.3 B||$65.4 B||$33.9 B||$52.3 B||$12.4 B|
|Total shares||56.5 M||727.3 M||144.9 M||809.2 M||100.6 M|
|Float shares||55.5 M||616.5 M||128.7 M||796.9 M||99.3 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||98.0%||0.0%||75.4%||78.7%||85.4%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.9%||3.0%||0.0%||0.2%||0.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$110.49 - $110.70|
|Average true range||$0.28|
|50d mov avg||$106.92|
|100d mov avg||$98.47|
|200d mov avg||$89.30|
Genesee & Wyoming performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX, , Norfolk Souther and Union Pacific as the bechmarking frame for Genesee & Wyoming stock.
|GWRGenesee & Wyoming||17.06%||31.65%||25.53%|
|CPCanadian Pacific ...||4.96%||13.12%||16.09%|