Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) CEO William A. Furman sold 117,652 shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.91, for a total transaction of $5,519,055.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE GBX) traded up $0.50 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $47.00. 288,494 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 497,712. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has a twelve month low of $35.45 and a twelve month high of $52.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a current ratio of 3.10. The company has a market cap of $1,330.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.99.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 business had revenue of $611.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Greenbrier Companies, Inc. will post 3.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.96%. This is an increase from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is presently 25.14%.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $284,000. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $319,000. LSV Asset Management grew its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 261.9% in the 2nd 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. Alps Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 13,858 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $641,000 after buying an additional 377 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. purchased a new position in shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $16,001,000.

GBX has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.57.

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.

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