Greenbrier Companies Inc. (NYSE:GBX) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Standpoint Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on GBX. Cowen and Company boosted their price target on Greenbrier Companies from $35.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 14th. Vetr cut Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $35.84 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, October 10th. Credit Agricole SA assumed coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a report on Friday, September 30th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Greenbrier Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, September 19th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a report on Monday, September 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.65.

Analyst Recommendations for Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX)

Shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) traded up 3.94% on Wednesday, hitting $36.95. The stock had a trading volume of 459,322 shares. The company has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.52 and a beta of 2.46. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $34.84 and its 200-day moving average is $31.24. Greenbrier Companies has a one year low of $19.89 and a one year high of $42.04.

In other news, EVP Mark J. Rittenbaum sold 6,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.75, for a total value of $217,187.50. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 89,107 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,096,468.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Anne Manning sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.25, for a total value of $156,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $435,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of GBX. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 0.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,660,249 shares of the company’s stock valued at $45,889,000 after buying an additional 10,449 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 9.4% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,510,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $41,762,000 after buying an additional 129,483 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 236.8% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 195,747 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,410,000 after buying an additional 137,621 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 226.0% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 170,628 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,716,000 after buying an additional 118,290 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 7.2% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 15,341 shares of the company’s stock valued at $447,000 after buying an additional 1,026 shares during the last quarter. 94.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Greenbrier Companies Company Profile

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc (Greenbrier), formerly Greenbrier Co Inc is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe, a manufacturer and marketer of ocean-going marine barges in North America and a provider of wheel services, railcar refurbishment and parts, leasing and other services.

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