Headlines about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a daily sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 48.1457614233427 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $16.60. 3,857,898 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 826,936. Green Plains has a 1-year low of $16.00 and a 1-year high of $29.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a current ratio of 1.57.

Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.47). Green Plains had a negative return on equity of 0.88% and a net margin of 0.92%. The business had revenue of $901.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $933.36 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.20 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Green Plains will post -0.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Green Plains in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC dropped their price objective on shares of Green Plains from $32.00 to $28.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Green Plains from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.17.

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Green Plains Company Profile

Green Plains Inc is an ethanol producer. The Company owns and operates assets throughout the ethanol value chain, including upstream, with grain handling and storage through its ethanol production facilities, and downstream, with marketing and distribution services. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Food Ingredients, and Partnership.

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