Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its holdings in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) by 6.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,170 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owned 0.06% of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) worth $794,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in GBX. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 8.5% during the first quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 20,146 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $868,000 after purchasing an additional 1,573 shares during the period. Comerica Bank raised its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 4.3% during the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 31,357 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,386,000 after purchasing an additional 1,289 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 2.4% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 46,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,017,000 after purchasing an additional 1,100 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 24.1% during the first quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 26,784 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,154,000 after purchasing an additional 5,197 shares during the period. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth about $101,000.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) opened at 49.90 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $45.17 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.16. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a 52-week low of $28.95 and a 52-week high of $52.00. The firm has a market cap of $1.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.59 and a beta of 1.91.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on GBX shares. Stifel Nicolaus raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $48.00 to $51.00 in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Bank of America Corporation raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $49.00 to $59.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.36.

In related news, CFO Lorie Tekorius sold 4,740 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total transaction of $227,520.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Anne Manning sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.55, for a total value of $279,300.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,939 shares in the company, valued at $555,760.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX)

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