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Genesee & Wyoming owns or leases freight railroads worldwide. Co. has three segments: North American Operations, which includes several regions that serve U.S. states and Canadian provinces and includes short line and regional freight railroads; Australian Operations, which serves New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia and operates the Tarcoola-to-Darwin rail line; and U.K./European Operations, which is led by Freightliner Group Limited, a rail maritime intermodal operator and rail freight provider, as well as regional rail services in Continental Europe. According to our GWR split history records, GWR has had 2 splits.
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GWR (GWR) has 2 splits in our GWR split history database. The first split for GWR took place on March 16, 2004. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of GWR owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 1500 share position following the split. GWR's second split took place on March 15, 2006. This was a 3 for 2 split, meaning for each 2 shares of GWR owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. For example, a 1500 share position pre-split, became a 2250 share position following the split.

When a company such as GWR splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business.

Looking at the GWR split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 2250 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into GWR shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of GWR, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete GWR split history. GWR split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 12/03/2013
End date: 01/02/2020
Start price/share: $95.91
End price/share: $111.88
Dividends collected/share: $0.00
Total return: 16.65%
Average Annual Total Return: 2.56%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $11,662.74
Years: 6.08
Date Ratio
03/16/20043 for 2
03/15/20063 for 2
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