Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. 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. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $53.57.

GBX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (up from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, August 28th.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) opened at $47.00 on Friday. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $35.45 and a fifty-two week high of $52.75. The company has a current ratio of 3.10, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The company has a market capitalization of $1,348.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.47, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.99.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $611.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.98 million. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 10.75%. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.06 EPS. research analysts expect that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This is a positive change from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.96%. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is 25.14%.

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In other Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) news, CEO William A. Furman sold 117,652 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total transaction of $5,519,055.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.21, for a total transaction of $287,155.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 19,593 shares in the company, valued at $1,022,950.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 289,570 shares of company stock worth $13,824,232 over the last quarter. Insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.3% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 28,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,337,000 after purchasing an additional 99 shares during the period. First Midwest Bank Trust Division grew its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.7% during the second quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 13,823 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $639,000 after buying an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.8% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,989 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $970,000 after buying an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.9% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 19,962 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $923,000 after buying an additional 176 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Texas Permanent School Fund grew its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.0% during the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 20,735 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $959,000 after buying an additional 196 shares in the last quarter.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) 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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