Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.1983969356209 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price target on Greenbrier Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $65.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.29.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies (GBX) traded up $0.35 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $46.45. The stock had a trading volume of 542,244 shares, compared to its average volume of 373,063. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Greenbrier Companies has a 1-year low of $40.45 and a 1-year high of $54.45. The firm has a market cap of $1,333.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.55, a PEG ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.67.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last issued its earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 5.39%. The business had revenue of $559.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $591.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Greenbrier Companies will post 4.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 26th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 25th. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.86%.

In other Greenbrier Companies news, CEO William A. Furman sold 117,652 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total value of $5,519,055.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,000 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $260,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 13,523 shares in the company, valued at $703,196. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 218,352 shares of company stock worth $10,268,342. 2.46% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Greenbrier Companies

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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