ValuEngine upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

Several other analysts have also commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Seaport Global Securities began coverage on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a buy rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Greenbrier Companies presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $58.29.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE GBX) opened at $50.90 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $1,460.88, a P/E ratio of 13.76, a PEG ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a current ratio of 2.96, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Greenbrier Companies has a 12-month low of $40.45 and a 12-month high of $54.45.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $559.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $591.05 million. Greenbrier Companies had a net margin of 5.39% and a return on equity of 10.71%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. analysts forecast that Greenbrier Companies will post 4.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 26th were given a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 25th. Greenbrier Companies’s payout ratio is 24.86%.

In other Greenbrier Companies news, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $260,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 13,523 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $703,196. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.46% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. LSV Asset Management raised its position in Greenbrier Companies by 33.9% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 581,427 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $30,990,000 after purchasing an additional 147,300 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 1.2% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 291,016 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $14,086,000 after acquiring an additional 3,459 shares in the last quarter. Kalos Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 5.5% in the third quarter. Kalos Management Inc. now owns 50,727 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,442,000 after acquiring an additional 2,639 shares in the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the third quarter worth $390,000. Finally, James Investment Research Inc. grew its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 121.5% in the fourth quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 79,933 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $4,260,000 after acquiring an additional 43,853 shares in the last quarter.

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Greenbrier Companies Company Profile

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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