Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.5495792006431 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Buckingham Research boosted their price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen reissued 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 reissued 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 assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $53.57.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE GBX) opened at $49.45 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.10, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market cap of $1,435.03, a PE ratio of 13.26, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.97. Greenbrier Companies has a 1 year low of $39.10 and a 1 year high of $52.75.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $611.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $647.98 million. Greenbrier Companies had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 10.75%. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.06 EPS. analysts expect that Greenbrier Companies will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This is a boost from Greenbrier Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. Greenbrier Companies’s payout ratio is presently 25.14%.

In other Greenbrier Companies news, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.21, for a total value of $287,155.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 19,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,022,950.53. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Martin Raymond Baker sold 6,777 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.81, for a total transaction of $351,116.37. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,030 shares in the company, valued at approximately $571,464.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 289,570 shares of company stock worth $13,824,232 in the last ninety days. 2.46% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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