Headlines about Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2793175351273 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) opened at $46.50 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,305.88, a PE ratio of 12.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.99. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $35.45 and a fifty-two week high of $52.75. The company has a current ratio of 3.10, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.98%. This is a boost from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is presently 25.14%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on GBX. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Buckingham Research boosted their price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from $45.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up previously from $57.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.57.

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In other Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) news, CEO William A. Furman sold 95,700 shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total transaction of $4,489,287.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO William A. Furman sold 36,648 shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.55, for a total transaction of $1,815,908.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 171,918 shares of company stock valued at $8,305,177. 4.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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