The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX – Get Rating) Director Charles J. Swindells sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.30, for a total value of $88,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 41,645 shares in the company, valued at $1,844,873.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.
GBX stock traded up $0.58 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $44.81. 244,896 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 408,132. The company has a current ratio of 2.10, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 12-month low of $36.19 and a 12-month high of $53.46. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $47.11 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.89 and a beta of 1.43.
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX – Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 6th. The transportation company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.19. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 5.57% and a net margin of 3.29%. The company had revenue of $682.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $575.76 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.28) EPS. Greenbrier Companies’s revenue for the quarter was up 131.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post 2.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Atlas Private Wealth Advisors bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $708,000. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $16,231,000. Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 14.1% in the 4th quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 55,885 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $2,564,000 after acquiring an additional 6,908 shares during the last quarter. C2C Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $229,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 3.3% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,256,077 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $241,200,000 after acquiring an additional 168,281 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.74% of the company’s stock.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on GBX shares. TheStreet upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 7th. StockNews.com downgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Finally, Stephens dropped their target price on Greenbrier Companies from $63.00 to $59.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Greenbrier Companies has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.50.
Greenbrier Companies Company Profile (Get Rating)
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America, Europe, and South America. It operates through three segments: Manufacturing; Wheels, Repair & Parts; and Leasing & Services. The Manufacturing segment offers conventional railcars, such as covered hopper cars, boxcars, center partition cars, and bulkhead flat cars; tank cars; double-stack intermodal railcars; auto-max and multi-max products for the transportation of light vehicles; pressurized tank cars, non-pressurized tank cars, flat cars, coil cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars; and marine vessels.
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