GWR stock: buy or sell?
December 27th, 2019
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and leases freight railroads. It operates through three segments: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.
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Currently, 2 buy setups are elegible 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?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 7 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
Despite of closing lower ($111.88, -0.05%), Genesee & Wyoming reached new all time high at $111.97.
Genesee & Wyoming remained steady -0.05% on December 27th to $111.88 after topping to all time highs on December/27. GWR broke out again over $111.45 after a 0.53% correction started on Dec 16th. On December GWR price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
Genesee & Wyoming shares appreciated 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 mid March 2019 when GWR stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $31.60 (39.36%).
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 $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 Dec/27 with a price of $111.97.
GWR stock price target is $95.00Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. 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 30 days we found 4 price forecasts for GWR stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-2-8||Morgan Stanley||Set Price Target||n/a||$69.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Genesee & Wyoming presented its financial report, posting a nice climb for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $0.90 per share, but Genesee & Wyoming posted $1.00.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Genesee & Wyoming annual turnover rose a shining 6.36% to $2,348.55 million dollars from $2,208.04 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) collapsed a -14.46% to 10.41%.
|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 revenues for 2018-Q4, a -4.59% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $55.56 million with a profit margin of 9.65%. Profit margin depreciated a -1.88% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 11.53%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Genesee & Wyoming sales marked a slightly fine 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 buy a company, it's always worth to review 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, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Genesee & Wyoming:
|Market cap||$0.0 M|
|Total shares||0.0 M|
|Float shares||0.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||0.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, December 27th, 2019|
|Day range||$111.88 - $111.97|
|Average true range||$0.41|
|50d mov avg||$111.26|
|100d mov avg||$110.86|
|200d mov avg||$103.14|
Genesee & Wyoming performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Genesee & Wyoming against in the following table:
|GWRGenesee & Wyoming||1.09%||11.88%||51.60%|