Heady Investors are Taking a Look at GATX Corporation (:GATX)

GATX Corporation (:GATX) shares are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved 0.76% from the recent close, pricing at $66.58 at the time of press.  This stock has garnered the attention of value investors and here we’ll take a look at the equity’s recent performance.

Sometimes the stock market can be very confusing, even for the most seasoned investors. Even when expectations are met as predicted, the market may decide to move otherwise. This can cause uncertainty and second guessing. Keeping up with historical data as well as short-term and long-term trends may be very helpful. Over the past week, GATX Corporation (:GATX) shares have performed -0.40%. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 14.08%. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are 7.34%. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 7.11%.

Let’s take a quick look at some possible support and resistence levels for the stock. According to a recent spotcheck, company
GATX Corporation (:GATX) have been seen trading -8.74% away from the 50- day high. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 12.89% away from the 50-day low price. Taking a wider perspective, shares have been recently trading -8.74% off the 52-week high and 19.29% away from the 52-week low.

EPS 

EPS is a portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share.  It acts as an indicator of a company’s profitability.  EPS is considered to be the single most important variable in determining a the price of a share.  GATX Corporation (:GATX)’s EPS growth this year is 34.00% and their trailing 12-month EPS is 12.88.  As such, analysts can estimate GATX Corporation’s growth for next year as 4.25%. 

RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATION

While looking at past performance of a particular stock is important when speculating on its future, we must take other indicators into consideration as well.  What are the returns?   GATX Corporation (:GATX)’s Return on Assets (ROA) of 3.30% is an indicator of how profitable GATX Corporation is relative to their total assets. ROA gives us an idea of how efficient management is at using assets to generate earnings  We get ROA by dividing their annual earnings by their total assets.  GATX Corporation’s Return on Equity (ROE) is 16.80%, measure their profitability and reveals how much profit they generate with the money their shareholders. We calculate ROE by dividing their net income by their shareholder’s equity.  Finally, GATX Corporation’s Return on Investment, a measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment, calculated by the return of an investment divided by the cost, stands at 4.80%.  Analysts on a consensus basis have a 2.70 recommendation on this stock.