Genesee & Wyoming Inc ($GWR) Cautious Buy or Hold to $57 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name Genesee & Wyoming Inc
Stock ticker GWR
Live stock price [stckqut]GWR[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good


Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $71.8
Target stock price (averages with growth) $57.97
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $30.26
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $69.16

The following company description is from Google Finance:

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates over 120 freight railroads across the world, which are organized in approximately 10 regions. The Company operates through three segments, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations. In the United States, the Company has over eight regions, such as Central, Coastal (which includes industrial switching and port operations), Midwest, Mountain West (which includes industrial switching operations), Northeast, Ohio Valley, Pacific and Southern. Outside the United States, the Company has approximately three regions, such as Canada (which includes a contiguous railroad located in the United States), Australia, and U.K./Europe (which consists of operations in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom). The Company provides rail services at over 40 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.


Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Genesee & Wyoming Inc as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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How was this analysis of Genesee & Wyoming Inc calculated?

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In order to assist you in using the techniques of this book, the values that I used when calculating the Manual pricing above were:

  • Stock price at the time of the calculation: $64.48
  • Growth: 0.12
  • Current EPS (TTM): $3.95
  • P/E: 16
  • Future EPS Calc: $6.96
  • Future Stock Price Calc: $111.37
  • Target stock price: $69.15

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