News coverage about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9885710449464 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Greenbrier Cos., Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:GBX) : December 4, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Textainer Group Holdings, Triton International, CAI International and Greenbrier (finance.yahoo.com)
- Greenbrier Companies Shows Improved Relative Price Performance; Still Shy Of Benchmark (finance.yahoo.com)
- Greenbrier Cos., Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GBX-US : December 1, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- 4 Top-Ranked Transport Equipment and Leasing Stocks to Buy (finance.yahoo.com)
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE GBX) opened at $50.05 on Thursday. Greenbrier Companies has a 52 week low of $39.10 and a 52 week high of $52.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 3.10 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The company has a market cap of $1,462.30, a P/E ratio of 13.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.97.
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.23. Greenbrier Companies had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 10.75%. The firm had revenue of $611.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.98 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Greenbrier Companies will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.84%. This is a positive change from Greenbrier Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.14%.
Several research firms have issued reports on GBX. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, August 20th. Buckingham Research raised their price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.57.
In other Greenbrier Companies news, CEO William A. Furman sold 36,648 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.55, for a total transaction of $1,815,908.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Lorie Tekorius sold 4,740 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total transaction of $227,520.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 289,570 shares of company stock valued at $13,824,232 in the last three months. Company insiders own 2.46% of the company’s stock.
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Greenbrier Companies Company Profile
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe; a manufacturer and marketer of marine barges in North America; a provider of wheel services, parts, leasing and other services to the railroad and related transportation industries in North America, and a provider of railcar repair, refurbishment and retrofitting services in North America through a joint venture partnership.
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