Krueger & Catalano Capital Partners LLC Invests $2.30 Million in Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX) Stock

Krueger & Catalano Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 43,145 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,300,000. Greenbrier Companies accounts for about 1.9% of Krueger & Catalano Capital Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th largest position. Krueger & Catalano Capital Partners LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Greenbrier Companies at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in GBX. Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies during the 4th quarter worth approximately $206,000. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies during the 4th quarter worth approximately $245,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $265,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $284,000. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $285,000.

In related news, CEO William A. Furman sold 117,652 shares of the company’s 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 transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $260,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,523 shares in the company, valued at approximately $703,196. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 218,352 shares of company stock worth $10,268,342. 2.46% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) opened at $46.45 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,333.14, a P/E ratio of 11.97, a PEG ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a current ratio of 2.96. Greenbrier Companies Inc has a 52 week low of $40.45 and a 52 week high of $54.45.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $559.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $591.05 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 5.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. research analysts expect that Greenbrier Companies Inc will post 4.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 25th. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.86%.

GBX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. ValuEngine raised Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price target on Greenbrier Companies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Greenbrier Companies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $58.29.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX)

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