GWR stock: buy or sell?

GWR stock price: $110.59 -0.05% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019

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After climbing for 4 days, Friday Genesee & Wyoming remained constant a tight -0.05%, closing at $110.59.

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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Currently, 2 buy setups work 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 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.

Is GWR a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-2CowenOutperformOutperform
2019-7-2Cowenn/aOutperform
2019-7-1Stifel NicolausBuyHold
2019-7-1Credit Suisse GroupUnderperformNeutral
2019-4-15Raymond JamesOutperformMarket Perform
2019-2-8Morgan Stanleyn/aSell
2019-2-7CowenOutperformOutperform
2019-1-7Morgan StanleyUnderweightUnderweight
2019-1-3StephensOverweightEqual Weight

GWR stock analysis

Daily outlook

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%).

GWR stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $90.00

How 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:
GWR stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-2CowenReiterates$96.00$112.0016.7%
2019-7-2CowenRaises Target$96.00$112.0016.7%
2019-2-8Morgan StanleySet Price Targetn/a$69.00-
2019-2-7CowenReiterates$92.00$87.00-5.4%
2019-1-7Morgan StanleyLowers Target$73.00$70.00-4.1%
(in average)$89.30$90.001.0%
Moving in a range from $112.00 and $69.00, the price prediction for GWR stock is $90.00. In average, analysts' outlook on GWR price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On 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.
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 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.

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 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%.
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 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:

GWRCNICPCSXKSU
Market cap$6.3 B$65.4 B$33.9 B$52.3 B$12.4 B
Total shares56.5 M727.3 M144.9 M809.2 M100.6 M
Float shares55.5 M616.5 M128.7 M796.9 M99.3 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

GWR summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Open$110.56
Close$110.59
Day range$110.49 - $110.70
Previous close$110.64
Session gain-0.05%
Average true range$0.28
50d mov avg$106.92
100d mov avg$98.47
200d mov avg$89.30
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb02a

Genesee & Wyoming performance

Performance 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.
Stock3m6m12m
GWRGenesee & Wyoming17.06%31.65%25.53%
CNICanadian National...-1.15%6.11%4.63%
CPCanadian Pacific ...4.96%13.12%16.09%
CSX -13.45%-11.27%-12.34%
KSU2.26%11.34%9.77%
NSCNorfolk Souther-14.62%-6.78%-1.31%
UNPUnion Pacific-6.57%-4.92%8.85%

Genesee & Wyoming competitors

We selected a few stocks to conform a list of Genesee & Wyoming competitors to watch if you are interested in investing in GWR: