Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Greenbrier Companies (GBX) Stock Price

News stories about Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9599124810504 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE GBX) opened at $50.40 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $1,462.30, a PE ratio of 13.52, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 3.10 and a quick ratio of 2.15. Greenbrier Companies has a one year low of $39.10 and a one year high of $52.75.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This is a positive change from Greenbrier Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.14%.

A number of brokerages have commented on GBX. BidaskClub raised shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Greenbrier Companies 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 increased their price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.57.

In related news, CEO William A. Furman sold 95,700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total value of $4,489,287.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.21, for a total transaction of $287,155.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 19,593 shares in the company, valued at $1,022,950.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 289,570 shares of company stock worth $13,824,232 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.46% of the company’s stock.

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About Greenbrier Companies

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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