Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (GBX) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.28

Media stories about Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.0780578537532 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

GBX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (up from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.36.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE GBX) traded down 0.60% on Wednesday, hitting $49.60. 565,996 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $45.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $45.16. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 12-month low of $28.95 and a 12-month high of $52.00. The stock has a market cap of $1.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.89 and a beta of 1.91.

In other news, VP Anne Manning sold 6,000 shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.55, for a total value of $279,300.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 11,939 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $555,760.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lorie Tekorius sold 4,740 shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total transaction of $227,520.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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