Greenbrier Companies Inc. (NYSE:GBX) shot up 2.7% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $32.41 and last traded at $32.35, with a volume of 229,802 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.49.

Several brokerages have weighed in on GBX. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Avondale Partners raised their target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $22.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. Cowen and Company lowered their target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $41.00 to $37.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. restated a “hold” rating on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $29.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $27.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $903.09 million and a P/E ratio of 4.78.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 6th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $612.90 million for the quarter. Greenbrier Companies’s quarterly revenue was down 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.49 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Greenbrier Companies Inc. will post $5.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 18th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.62%. This is an increase from Greenbrier Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.

In related news, EVP James T. Sharp sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $90,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,487 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $104,610. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP James T. Sharp sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.44, for a total transaction of $152,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,487 shares in the company, valued at $106,144.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 91.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 42,931 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,054,000 after buying an additional 20,454 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in Greenbrier Companies during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,054,000. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 114.3% in the fourth quarter. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 35,185 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,148,000 after buying an additional 18,770 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 20.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 37,559 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,225,000 after buying an additional 6,470 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 37,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,233,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares in the last quarter.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc (Greenbrier), formerly Greenbrier Co Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe, a manufacturer and marketer of ocean-going marine barges in North America and a provider of wheel services, railcar refurbishment and parts, leasing and other services.

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