Press coverage about Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ:GPP) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains Partners earned a media sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3730650539469 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ GPP) traded up $0.10 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.70. 48,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 50,188. The company has a market capitalization of $297.74, a P/E ratio of 10.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 0.92. Green Plains Partners has a 12 month low of $16.50 and a 12 month high of $21.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.13.

Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ:GPP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The transportation company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.04). Green Plains Partners had a negative return on equity of 92.23% and a net margin of 55.10%. The business had revenue of $26.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.36 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Green Plains Partners will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Green Plains Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Green Plains Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Roth Capital set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Green Plains Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Green Plains Partners in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Green Plains Partners in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.80.

In other news, EVP Michelle Mapes sold 2,692 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.10, for a total transaction of $51,417.20. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 33,148 shares in the company, valued at approximately $633,126.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Clayton E. Killinger acquired 2,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $17.48 per share, for a total transaction of $49,818.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 27,987 shares in the company, valued at $489,212.76. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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Green Plains Partners Company Profile

Green Plains Partners LP provides fuel storage and transportation services. The Company owns, operates, develops and acquires ethanol and fuel storage facilities, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets and businesses. The Company’s parent company is Green Plains Inc (Green Plains).

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