Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. continued to hold its 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 & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,343 shares of the transportation company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 872.1% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,819 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 2,529 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,989 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $970,000 after acquiring an additional 172 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $703,000. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 746,041 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $34,504,000 after acquiring an additional 21,758 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $3,017,000.

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A number of research firms have issued reports on GBX. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, October 6th. Buckingham Research lifted their price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $53.57.

In other Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) news, VP Anne Manning sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.55, for a total transaction of $279,300.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 11,939 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $555,760.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Walter T. Hannan sold 22,553 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.29, for a total transaction of $1,134,190.37. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,098 shares in the company, valued at $457,538.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 45,570 shares of company stock worth $2,279,282. Insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE GBX) opened at $48.50 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 3.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market cap of $1,416.61, a PE ratio of 13.18, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.99. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $33.60 and a fifty-two week high of $52.75.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $611.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $647.98 million. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 10.75%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.06 EPS. analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This is an increase from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.90%. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is 24.04%.

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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