Analysts at Jefferies Didn’t Change their “Hold” rating for Wintrust Financial (WTFC) with $93.0 PT; Genesee & Wyoming (GWR)’s Sentiment Is 1.07

January 9, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and leases freight railroads. The company has market cap of $5.15 billion. It operates through three divisions: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.K./European Operations. It has a 38.82 P/E ratio. The firm transports various commodities, including agricultural products, autos and auto parts, chemicals and plastics, coal and coke, food and kindred products, lumber and forest products, metallic ores, metals, minerals and stone, petroleum products, pulp and paper, waste, and other commodities.

Among 10 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Wintrust Financial has $97.0 highest and $46 lowest target. $74.20’s average target is -11.48% below currents $83.82 stock price. Wintrust Financial had 31 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, September 3 to “Buy”. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 11. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 21 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 9. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, November 5 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 20.

Goodnow Investment Group Llc holds 8.63% of its portfolio in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for 565,877 shares. Ack Asset Management Llc owns 220,000 shares or 4.5% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rare Infrastructure Ltd has 4.23% invested in the company for 784,178 shares. The Louisiana-based Villere St Denis J & Co Llc has invested 4.06% in the stock. Cardinal Capital Management Llc Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 1.18 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $2.06 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Genesee & Wyoming’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Genesee & Wyoming, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $70.0 while the high is $77.0. The stock’s average target of $73.50 is -11.03% below today’s ($82.61) share price. GWR was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 21, 2016. The company was maintained on Friday, October 21 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2.

The stock increased 1.19% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $82.61. About 303,765 shares traded. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) has risen 13.88% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.82% the S&P500.

Analysts await Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, down 24.24% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.99 per share. GWR’s profit will be $46.79 million for 27.54 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual earnings per share reported by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.41% negative EPS growth.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $4.69 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 20.11 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.63, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 17 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 66 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 50.16 million shares or 0.77% more from 49.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Prudential reported 652,277 shares. Magnetar Ltd Liability reported 2,601 shares stake. Sterling Limited Liability Co invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Capital Fund, a France-based fund reported 13,700 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 27,701 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advsr L P invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). State Common Retirement Fund owns 72,205 shares. Us Bank & Trust De stated it has 41,233 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bowling Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 9,313 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Incorporated Asset Incorporated stated it has 0.06% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Paradigm Asset Management Ltd Liability reported 28,600 shares. D E Shaw owns 46,265 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Greenwood Cap Associate Lc reported 4,242 shares stake. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Liability owns 68,695 shares. Mesirow Finance Invest Mgmt reported 1.09% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC).

The stock increased 0.64% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $83.82. About 317,738 shares traded or 0.31% up from the average. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 36.64% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.

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