Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE: GWR ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Genesee & Wyoming's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Genesee & Wyoming facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Greenwich, Conn. (1899)|
|Market Cap||$2.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$852.5 million|
|Management||CEO John Hellmann (since 2007)
CFO Timothy Gallagher (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$50.2 million / $628.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 859 members who have rated Genesee & Wyoming believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Assuming no major legal challenges arise against their purchase of [RailAmerica], [Genesee & Wyoming] will become the leading shortline railroad in the nation. They'll thus benefit from all sorts of little podunk operations that profit in turn from the advantages of rail transportation.
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