Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (GBX) SVP Martin Raymond Baker Sells 6,777 Shares

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) SVP Martin Raymond Baker sold 6,777 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.81, for a total transaction of $351,116.37. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,030 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $571,464.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX) opened at $46.85 on Tuesday. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a twelve month low of $35.25 and a twelve month high of $52.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 3.10 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The stock has a market cap of $1,340.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.99.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. This is a boost from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.04%.

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

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. purchased a new position in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the second quarter worth about $16,001,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 7.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,200,115 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $224,125,000 after buying an additional 343,139 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 35.5% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,065,422 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $51,407,000 after buying an additional 279,137 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 261.9% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 289,900 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $13,407,000 after buying an additional 209,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 106.9% in the second quarter. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC now owns 229,301 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $10,606,000 after buying an additional 118,476 shares during 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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