News headlines about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.3332804168368 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

GPRE stock traded up $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $18.00. 796,596 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 818,741. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. Green Plains has a 1-year low of $15.25 and a 1-year high of $21.90. The stock has a market cap of $754.02 million, a P/E ratio of -20.93 and a beta of 1.04.

Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.30) by $0.28. The company had revenue of $986.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1 billion. Green Plains had a net margin of 1.45% and a negative return on equity of 3.73%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.41) earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Green Plains will post -0.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 27th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 24th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.67%. Green Plains’s payout ratio is -55.81%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on GPRE shares. Roth Capital set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Green Plains and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. BidaskClub raised shares of Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Stephens cut shares of Green Plains from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, June 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Green Plains from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Green Plains presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.20.

Green Plains Company Profile

Green Plains Inc produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Ethanol Production; Agribusiness and Energy Services; Food and Ingredients; and Partnership. The Ethanol Production segment produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil.

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