ValuEngine cut shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Saturday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. KeyCorp upped their price target on Greenbrier Companies from $60.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Friday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Greenbrier Companies from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, September 25th. Mizuho started coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. They issued a neutral rating and a $62.00 price target for the company. Cowen restated a buy rating and issued a $64.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $55.00 price target on Greenbrier Companies and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, July 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Greenbrier Companies currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $62.29.

NYSE GBX traded down $4.98 on Friday, reaching $48.81. The company had a trading volume of 1,536,588 shares, compared to its average volume of 490,699. The stock has a market cap of $1.57 billion, a PE ratio of 11.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.74. Greenbrier Companies has a 1 year low of $43.05 and a 1 year high of $64.87. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.23). The company had revenue of $689.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $663.98 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.56% and a net margin of 5.92%. The firm’s revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.86 EPS. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Greenbrier Companies will post 4.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GBX. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 3.6% during the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 61,247 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $3,077,000 after buying an additional 2,129 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 2.8% during the 1st quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 58,505 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $2,938,000 after buying an additional 1,572 shares during the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 31.2% during the 1st quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 5,044 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $253,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 3.1% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 255,742 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $12,851,000 after buying an additional 7,728 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 14.8% during the 1st quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 38,762 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,947,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the last quarter.

Greenbrier Companies Company Profile

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. Its Manufacturing segment offers double-stack intermodal railcars; tank cars; auto-max and multi-max products for the transportation of light vehicles; conventional railcars, such as covered hopper cars, boxcars, center partition cars, bulkhead flat cars, and solid waste service flat cars; and pressurized tank cars, non-pressurized tank cars, coil cars, coal cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars; and marine vessels, including conventional deck barges, double-hull tank barges, railcar/deck barges, barges for aggregates, and other heavy industrial products and dump barges.

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