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Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) VP Anne Manning sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.30, for a total value of $160,750.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 15,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,015,619. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) traded down 0.34% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $64.38. 516,733 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Greenbrier Companies has a 52-week low of $22.20 and a 52-week high of $67.94. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $64.06 and its 200-day moving average is $51.42. The company has a market cap of $1.769 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.41. Greenbrier Companies also was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 403 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 106% compared to the average daily volume of 196 call options.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 2nd. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $593.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $570.74 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. Greenbrier Companies’s revenue was up 36.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Greenbrier Companies will post $3.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

GBX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Susquehanna downgraded shares of Greenbrier Companies from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $59.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $51.00. Separately, analysts at Sterne Agee reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Monday, July 7th. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $55.00. Finally, analysts at DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Thursday, July 3rd. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $65.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.00.

Greenbrier Co Inc, (NYSE:GBX), formerly The Greenbrier Companies, 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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