Vanguard Group Inc. Purchases 8,538 Shares of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX)

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBXFree Report) by 0.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,595,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,538 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 11.56% of Greenbrier Companies worth $158,831,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Cullen Investment Group LTD. purchased a new position in shares of Greenbrier Companies during the 4th quarter worth about $861,000. International Assets Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies during the 4th quarter worth approximately $900,000. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Greenbrier Companies by 2.7% during the 4th quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 955,670 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $42,222,000 after acquiring an additional 25,300 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies in the fourth quarter worth $689,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 2.7% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,513,387 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $111,042,000 after purchasing an additional 66,323 shares during the last quarter. 95.59% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Greenbrier Companies Stock Performance

GBX opened at $50.22 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $51.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $49.51. The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $32.00 and a 52-week high of $58.00.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBXGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 5th. The transportation company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $862.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $841.58 million. Greenbrier Companies had a net margin of 2.97% and a return on equity of 9.05%. Greenbrier Companies’s revenue for the quarter was down 23.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.99 EPS. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post 4.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

GBX has been the subject of several research reports. Stephens boosted their price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $62.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 8th. Susquehanna raised their price objective on Greenbrier Companies from $56.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, TD Cowen lifted their price objective on Greenbrier Companies from $53.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Greenbrier Companies presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.00.

Check Out Our Latest Stock Analysis on GBX

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, SVP William Glenn sold 5,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.87, for a total value of $300,846.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 33,211 shares in the company, valued at $1,722,654.57. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. In related news, SVP William Glenn sold 5,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.87, for a total transaction of $300,846.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,211 shares in the company, valued at $1,722,654.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Brian J. Comstock sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.48, for a total transaction of $524,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 70,111 shares in the company, valued at $3,679,425.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 40,176 shares of company stock worth $2,104,013 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 2.54% of the company’s stock.

Greenbrier Companies Company Profile

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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; Maintenance Services; and Leasing & Management Services. The Manufacturing segment offers covered hopper cars, gondolas, open top hoppers, boxcars, center partition cars, tank cars, sustainable conversions, double-stack railcars, auto-max ii, multi-max, and multi-max plus products, intermodal cars, automobile transport, coil steel and metals, flat cars, sliding wall cars, pressurized tank cars, and non-pressurized tank cars.

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