News coverage about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3412835538757 out of 100, indicating 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 news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Greenbrier Companies (GBX) opened at $51.45 on Monday. Greenbrier Companies has a fifty-two week low of $40.45 and a fifty-two week high of $54.45. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,480.00, a P/E ratio of 13.94, a PEG ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.95.
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last posted its earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 5.39%. The company had revenue of $559.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $591.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Greenbrier Companies will post 4.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 26th will be issued a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.79%. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 24.93%.
GBX has been the topic of several recent research reports. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (up previously from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Cowen restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $58.00 target price (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.00.
In related news, 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 transaction of $5,519,055.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 $1,022,950.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 284,830 shares of company stock worth $13,596,712 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 2.46% of the company’s stock.
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Greenbrier Companies 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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