Media stories about Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.094545987375 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

GBX has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $48.00 to $51.00 in a research report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $45.00 price target for the company. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $49.00 to $59.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.28.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE GBX) opened at 45.90 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.58 and a beta of 1.86. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 1-year low of $28.95 and a 1-year high of $51.25. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $45.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $44.69.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 29th. The transportation company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $439.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $516.17 million. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 11.74% and a net margin of 5.85%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 28.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.12 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 8th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 18th were given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 14th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 22.17%.

In related news, 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 value of $129,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 17,583 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $756,948.15. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, 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 transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 63,827 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,856,258.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 8,100 shares of company stock valued at $353,025. Company insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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