Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Stock Price
Media coverage about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3412835538757 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Is Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Stock A Great Combo of Value and Growth? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 10th (finance.yahoo.com)
- Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Greenbrier Companies Inc Lifted by Analyst (GBX) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX) Issued By Seaport Global Securities (americanbankingnews.com)
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) opened at $51.45 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.94, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.95. Greenbrier Companies has a 52-week low of $40.45 and a 52-week high of $54.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 2.96 and a quick ratio of 2.04.
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $559.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $591.05 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 5.39%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.79 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Greenbrier Companies will post 4.07 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 26th will be given a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 25th. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.93%.
A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $65.00 target price for the company. Buckingham Research raised their target price on Greenbrier Companies from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $58.00 target price (up from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine raised Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price (up from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.00.
In related news, SVP Martin Raymond Baker sold 6,777 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.81, for a total transaction of $351,116.37. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 11,030 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $571,464.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.21, for a total value of $287,155.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 19,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,022,950.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 284,830 shares of company stock valued at $13,596,712. 2.46% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Greenbrier Companies
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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