Greenbrier Companies Inc. (NYSE:GBX) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the firm. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.80.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on GBX shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Standpoint Research reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Longbow Research downgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Monday. Finally, Cowen and Company dropped their target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $37.00 to $35.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 7th.

In other Greenbrier Companies news, EVP James T. Sharp sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.44, for a total transaction of $152,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,487 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $106,144.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP James T. Sharp sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $90,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,487 shares in the company, valued at $104,610. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 10.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 183,518 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,072,000 after buying an additional 18,044 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies during the first quarter valued at approximately $3,549,000. Royce & Associates LP purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies during the first quarter valued at approximately $3,023,000. Mesirow Financial Investment Management US Value Equity boosted its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 28.1% in the first quarter. Mesirow Financial Investment Management US Value Equity now owns 48,276 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,334,000 after buying an additional 10,576 shares during the period. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Greenbrier Companies during the first quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Institutional investors own 94.55% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) opened at 35.01 on Tuesday. Greenbrier Companies has a 1-year low of $19.89 and a 1-year high of $42.04. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $33.51 and its 200 day moving average is $30.11. The company has a market cap of $987.42 million, a P/E ratio of 5.23 and a beta of 2.66.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 6th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.03. Greenbrier Companies had a net margin of 7.60% and a return on equity of 23.41%. The company had revenue of $612.90 million for the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.49 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies will post $5.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Greenbrier Companies Company Profile

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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