Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.54.

A number of research firms have recently commented on GBX. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $48.00 to $51.00 in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Cowen and Company upped their price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from $50.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company.

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Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX) traded up 0.43% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $46.25. 34,634 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $1.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.67 and a beta of 1.86. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $45.29 and its 200-day moving average is $44.69. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $28.95 and a 52-week high of $51.25.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 29th. The transportation company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $439.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $516.17 million. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.85% and a return on equity of 11.74%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.12 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post $3.54 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 8th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 18th were paid a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 14th. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 22.17%.

In other Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) news, EVP Mark J. Rittenbaum sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.75, for a total transaction of $93,975.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 63,827 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,856,258.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.05, for a total transaction of $129,150.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 17,583 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $756,948.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 8,100 shares of company stock valued at $353,025. Insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 975.6% in the first quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 786,285 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $33,928,000 after buying an additional 713,185 shares during the last quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $16,001,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 7.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,200,115 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $224,125,000 after buying an additional 343,139 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 261.9% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 289,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $13,407,000 after buying an additional 209,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Columbus Circle Investors purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $8,941,000.

About Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX)

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