Hexcel (HXL) Reaches $65.27 52-Week High; Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) Has 1.07 Sentiment

January 19, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and leases freight railroads. The company has market cap of $5.09 billion. It operates through three divisions: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.K./European Operations. It has a 38.35 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.

The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) hit a new 52-week high and has $69.84 target or 7.00% above today’s $65.27 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $5.86 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 19 by Barchart.com. If the $69.84 price target is reached, the company will be worth $410.41M more. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $65.27. About 255,453 shares traded. Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) has risen 15.53% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.17% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, 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 -9.93% below today’s ($81.6) share price. GWR was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 21, 2016. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 2. Cowen & Co maintained Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) on Friday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating.

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.

The stock increased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $81.6. About 132,090 shares traded. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR) has risen 13.88% since January 19, 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 EPS, down 24.24% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.99 per share. GWR’s profit will be $46.79 million for 27.20 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.41% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 23 investors sold Hexcel Corporation shares while 97 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 80.81 million shares or 0.27% less from 81.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gideon Capital Advsrs holds 0.42% or 7,505 shares in its portfolio. Riverhead Cap Management Lc has invested 0.01% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Arrow Fincl Corp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). 411 are held by Whittier Tru Com. Bb&T Secs Ltd Co invested in 0.01% or 9,197 shares. Mitchell Cap Mgmt invested in 2.54% or 121,291 shares. Cwm Ltd Co owns 173 shares. Waddell And Reed Fin reported 112,625 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Clear Harbor Asset Limited Co invested in 0.37% or 32,635 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 9,940 shares in its portfolio. Nordea Invest Mgmt has 0.03% invested in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 240,933 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag holds 298,560 shares. Salem Inv Counselors has invested 0.01% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Baldwin Brothers Ma invested in 0.55% or 60,036 shares. Boston invested 0% of its portfolio in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL).

Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $5.86 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. It has a 23.57 P/E ratio. The Composite Materials segment makes and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycombs, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates used in various applications, including military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, transport, and other industrial applications.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.03 million activity. $165,222 worth of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) was sold by Hendricks Kimberly A.. Stanage Nick L had sold 7,000 shares worth $434,035.

Among 15 analysts covering Hexcel (NYSE:HXL), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Hexcel has $74 highest and $44 lowest target. $62’s average target is -5.01% below currents $65.27 stock price. Hexcel had 38 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 10 by BB&T Capital. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of HXL in report on Friday, January 22 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Vertical Research on Wednesday, July 26. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. Jefferies maintained the shares of HXL in report on Friday, September 29 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 29 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, February 6. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 4 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.69 EPS, up 7.81% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.64 per share. HXL’s profit will be $61.98 million for 23.65 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.71 actual EPS reported by Hexcel Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.82% negative EPS growth.

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