Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) CEO William A. Furman sold 95,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total value of $4,489,287.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) traded down $0.65 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $46.20. The company had a trading volume of 322,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 500,015. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $35.25 and a 52-week high of $52.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,335.38, a PE ratio of 12.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.99. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 3.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This is a boost from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 24.04%.

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GBX has been the subject of several recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up previously from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, August 28th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $53.57.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.3% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 28,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,337,000 after purchasing an additional 99 shares in the last quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.7% during the second quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 13,823 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $639,000 after purchasing an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.8% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,989 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $970,000 after purchasing an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 0.9% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 19,962 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $923,000 after purchasing an additional 176 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Texas Permanent School Fund lifted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 1.0% during the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 20,735 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $959,000 after purchasing an additional 196 shares in the last quarter.

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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