Media headlines about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9219300482246 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Now Covered by Seaport Global Securities (americanbankingnews.com)
- Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Raised to “Strong-Buy” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Greenbrier Companies (GBX) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Why You Shouldn’t Bet Against Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Stock – Yahoo Finance (finance.yahoo.com)
GBX has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Buckingham Research increased their price objective on Greenbrier Companies from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $59.00.
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last issued 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. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.75% and a net margin of 5.35%. The firm had revenue of $611.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $647.98 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Greenbrier Companies will post 3.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This is an increase from Greenbrier Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.74%. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.14%.
In related news, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.21, for a total value of $287,155.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 19,593 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,022,950.53. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Martin Raymond Baker sold 6,777 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.81, for a total value of $351,116.37. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 11,030 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $571,464.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 284,830 shares of company stock valued at $13,596,712 over 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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