Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new position in The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 5,945 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $317,000.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GBX. Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new position in shares of The Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter worth about $1,746,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP lifted its position in The Greenbrier Companies by 12.9% in the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 71,023 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $3,786,000 after purchasing an additional 8,109 shares during the last quarter. Kendall Capital Management bought a new stake in The Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at about $251,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC lifted its position in The Greenbrier Companies by 87.0% in the 4th quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 152,247 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $8,117,000 after purchasing an additional 70,829 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased its stake in The Greenbrier Companies by 137.0% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 483,995 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $25,795,000 after buying an additional 279,749 shares during the period.
Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of The Greenbrier Companies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The Greenbrier Companies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.86.
In related news, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total transaction of $260,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 13,523 shares in the company, valued at approximately $703,196. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 2.46% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Shares of NYSE:GBX traded down $1.70 during trading on Friday, reaching $47.60. The stock had a trading volume of 1,548,034 shares, compared to its average volume of 445,836. The Greenbrier Companies has a 52 week low of $41.45 and a 52 week high of $54.45. The firm has a market cap of $1,414.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.66, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.53. 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 Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 6th. The transportation company reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.05. The Greenbrier Companies had a net margin of 5.39% and a return on equity of 10.71%. The firm had revenue of $629.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $612.51 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.09 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that The Greenbrier Companies will post 4.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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The Greenbrier Companies Company Profile
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. Its Manufacturing segment offers double-stack intermodal railcars; tank cars; auto-max and multi-max products for the transportation of light vehicles; conventional railcars, such as covered hopper cars, boxcars, center partition cars, bulkhead flat cars, and solid waste service flat cars; and pressurized tank cars, non-pressurized tank cars, coil cars, coal cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars; and marine vessels, including conventional deck barges, double-hull tank barges, railcar/deck barges, barges for aggregates, and other heavy industrial products and dump barges.
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