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Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) CFO Mark J. Rittenbaum sold 10,000 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.73, for a total transaction of $697,300.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 103,815 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,239,020. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) traded down 0.65% on Friday, hitting $70.1487. 107,499 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Greenbrier Companies has a one year low of $22.41 and a one year high of $72.03. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $65.62 and its 200-day moving average is $52.67. The company has a market cap of $1.928 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.58.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 2nd. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 in the prior year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Greenbrier Companies will post $3.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. 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 analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price 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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