Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) SVP Martin Raymond Baker sold 6,777 shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.81, for a total value of $351,116.37. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,030 shares in the company, valued at $571,464.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $611.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $647.98 million. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 10.75%. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.06 EPS.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a $0.23 dividend. This is an increase from Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.76%. Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 24.04%.

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Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on GBX shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine raised Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price (up from $51.00) on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub cut Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $57.00 target price on shares of Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, August 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.57.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GBX. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 69.1% in the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,198 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $102,000 after acquiring an additional 898 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 872.1% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,819 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $130,000 after acquiring an additional 2,529 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp acquired a new stake in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) in the 1st quarter valued at about $202,000. US Bancorp DE raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 18.5% in the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,125 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $237,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its holdings in Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) by 79.2% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 5,608 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $259,000 after acquiring an additional 2,478 shares during the last quarter.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX)

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