Kennedy Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 79,066 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,657,000. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.28% of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $101,000. Stifel Financial Corp acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $202,000. Cim Investment Mangement Inc. acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $204,000. US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 18.5% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,125 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $237,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $254,000.

In other Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) news, VP Anne Manning sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.55, for a total transaction of $279,300.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 11,939 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $555,760.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.30, for a total value of $129,900.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 17,583 shares in the company, valued at approximately $761,343.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 12,000 shares of company stock worth $538,350 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

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GBX has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub downgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $51.00 in a report on Monday, July 17th. ValuEngine upgraded Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, August 28th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.88.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) opened at 42.70 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.22 billion, a PE ratio of 10.77 and a beta of 1.91. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 12 month low of $28.95 and a 12 month high of $51.25. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $44.07 and its 200-day moving average price is $44.46.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 29th. The transportation company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $439.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $516.17 million. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 11.74% and a net margin of 5.85%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 28.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.12 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post $3.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX)

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