Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lowered their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday. KeyCorp analyst S. Barger now expects that the firm will earn $1.07 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $1.11.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Cowen and Company increased their target price on Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from $39.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday. Longbow Research cut Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Finally, Vetr cut Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $35.84 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, October 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.98.

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Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) traded up 1.45% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $48.90. The company had a trading volume of 394,074 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.19 and a beta of 2.02. The company has a 50 day moving average of $42.25 and a 200-day moving average of $35.38. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $19.89 and a 52-week high of $49.50.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 6th. The company reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.04. The company earned $552.30 million during the quarter. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 13.98% and a net margin of 5.71%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 31.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.15 earnings per share.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 6.7% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 705,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,893,000 after buying an additional 44,203 shares during the period. Strategic Financial Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 31.5% in the second quarter. Strategic Financial Group LLC now owns 11,684 shares of the company’s stock valued at $340,000 after buying an additional 2,802 shares during the period. AlphaMark Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 54.5% in the second quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 31,742 shares of the company’s stock valued at $925,000 after buying an additional 11,200 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 23.5% in the third quarter. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP now owns 192,074 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,780,000 after buying an additional 36,610 shares during the period. Finally, Boston Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) during the third quarter valued at about $4,833,000. 97.72% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) news, EVP Mark J. Rittenbaum sold 6,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.75, for a total value of $279,687.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 63,857 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,857,600.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Lorie Tekorius sold 1,361 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.30, for a total value of $49,404.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 26th will be paid a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 24th. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 19.18%.

About Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)

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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