Analysts Anticipate Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX) to Post $0.96 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) will announce earnings of $0.96 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Greenbrier Companies’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.80 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.14. Greenbrier Companies reported earnings of $1.09 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 11.9%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, April 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Greenbrier Companies will report full-year earnings of $4.13 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.90 to $4.30. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $3.97 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.30 to $4.45. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Greenbrier Companies.

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last issued its earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $559.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $591.05 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 5.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.79 EPS.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on GBX shares. ValuEngine upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price target on Greenbrier Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Greenbrier Companies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.00.

In other news, EVP Alejandro Centurion sold 5,000 shares of Greenbrier Companies stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total transaction of $260,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 13,523 shares in the company, valued at $703,196. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 2.46% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. LSV Asset Management grew its holdings in shares of Greenbrier Companies by 33.9% during the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 581,427 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $30,990,000 after buying an additional 147,300 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 1.2% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 291,016 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $14,086,000 after purchasing an additional 3,459 shares in the last quarter. Kalos Management Inc. grew its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 5.5% in the third quarter. Kalos Management Inc. now owns 50,727 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $2,442,000 after purchasing an additional 2,639 shares in the last quarter. James Investment Research Inc. grew its stake in Greenbrier Companies by 121.5% in the fourth quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 79,933 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $4,260,000 after purchasing an additional 43,853 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Orca Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Greenbrier Companies in the fourth quarter valued at about $1,599,000.

Shares of Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $51.60. The company had a trading volume of 194,441 shares, compared to its average volume of 432,503. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The firm has a market cap of $1,490.00, a PE ratio of 13.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.57. Greenbrier Companies has a twelve month low of $40.45 and a twelve month high of $54.45.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 26th were issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.78%. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio is 24.93%.

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Greenbrier Companies 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.

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