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Greenbrier Cos. (NYSE:GBX) was downgraded by research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

In other Greenbrier Cos. news, SVP William Glenn sold 8,000 shares of Greenbrier Cos. stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.32, for a total value of $290,560.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,912 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $977,444. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Greenbrier Cos. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 13th. They now have a $37.80 price target on the stock. Analysts at Jefferson Research upgraded shares of Greenbrier Cos. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.76.

Shares of Greenbrier Cos. (NYSE:GBX) traded down 1.19% on Tuesday, hitting $40.71. 912,522 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Greenbrier Cos. has a 52-week low of $19.77 and a 52-week high of $42.21. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.16 and a 200-day moving average of $29.71. The company’s market cap is $1.138 billion.

Greenbrier Cos. (NYSE:GBX) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, January 8th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $490.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $481.41 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 18.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Greenbrier Cos. will post $2.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc (NYSE:GBX), formerly Greenbrier Oregon, Inc, are the designers, manufacturers and marketers 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 to the railroad and related transportation industries in North America.

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