Schroder Investment Management Group reduced its position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) by 5.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,009,856 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 55,566 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 3.54% of Greenbrier Companies worth $48,877,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 28,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,337,000 after acquiring an additional 99 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,989 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $970,000 after acquiring an additional 172 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 19,962 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $923,000 after acquiring an additional 176 shares during the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 20,735 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $959,000 after acquiring an additional 196 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CIBC World Markets Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 24,938 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,153,000 after acquiring an additional 365 shares during the last quarter.

In other news, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.21, for a total value of $287,155.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 19,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,022,950.53. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO William A. Furman sold 117,652 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total value of $5,519,055.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 289,570 shares of company stock valued at $13,824,232 in the last ninety days. 2.46% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on Greenbrier Companies from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 price target (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up previously from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $53.57.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE GBX) traded down $0.55 on Friday, reaching $49.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 323,707 shares, compared to its average volume of 491,289. The company has a market cap of $1,420.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 3.10 and a quick ratio of 2.15. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $39.10 and a fifty-two week high of $52.75.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.23. The business had revenue of $611.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.98 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.75% and a net margin of 5.35%. Greenbrier Companies’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.06 EPS. analysts anticipate that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal 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 given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This is a positive change from Greenbrier Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 25.14%.

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Greenbrier Companies 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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