Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) Director Duane Charles Mcdougall sold 10,116 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.51, for a total value of $268,175.16. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,784 shares in the company, valued at approximately $126,823.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

GBX stock opened at $26.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.86, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. The company has a market capitalization of $913.66 million, a PE ratio of 8.96, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.70. Greenbrier Companies Inc has a 12-month low of $12.89 and a 12-month high of $34.30. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $23.93 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.77.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 10th. The transportation company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.91. The firm had revenue of $762.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $606.46 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 7.06% and a net margin of 2.74%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.89 EPS. Research analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies Inc will post 1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 19th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 29th will be issued a $0.27 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 28th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.00%. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 37.63%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ellis Investment Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 400.0% in the 2nd quarter. Ellis Investment Partners LLC now owns 1,500 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $33,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 1st quarter valued at $51,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 74,850.0% in the 1st quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,998 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $53,000 after buying an additional 2,994 shares during the period. Verus Capital Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies during the 4th quarter worth about $63,000. Finally, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies during the 1st quarter worth about $90,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.82% of the company’s stock.

GBX has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Susquehanna Bancshares upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “negative” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $13.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Monday, July 13th. KeyCorp reduced their target price on Greenbrier Companies from $38.00 to $30.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their target price on Greenbrier Companies from $17.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.00.

Greenbrier Companies Company Profile

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America, Europe, and South America. The company operates in three segments: Manufacturing; Wheels, Repair & Parts; and Leasing & Services. The Manufacturing segment offers double-stack intermodal railcars; tank cars; auto-max and multi-max products for the transportation of light vehicles; conventional railcars, such as covered hopper cars, boxcars, center partition cars, bulkhead flat cars, and solid waste service flat cars; pressurized tank cars, non-pressurized tank cars, coil cars, coal cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars; and marine vessels, including conventional deck barges, double-hull tank barges, railcar/deck barges, barges for aggregates, and other heavy industrial products and dump barges.

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