Will Genesee & Wyoming Keep Chugging Along?

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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Genesee & Wyoming facts

Headquarters (founded)

Greenwich, Conn. (1899)

Market Cap

$2.9 billion

Industry

Railroads

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$858.0 million

Management

CEO John Hellmann (since 2007)

CFO Timothy Gallagher (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.8%

Cash/Debt

$516.0 million / $643.1 million

Competitors

OmniTRAX

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 862 members who have rated Genesee & Wyoming believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, spindlelady, helped bring the opportunity to our community's attention:

Has grown from a single shortline railroad, to multiple shortlines and rail related services that streamline freight services for larger railroads. They handle work the larger railroads don't want to do. This railroad started just miles from my home and I have enjoyed watching it grow.

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