Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC decreased its position in Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) by 11.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 200,343 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 25,149 shares during the period. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC owned about 0.70% of Greenbrier Companies worth $10,679,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of GBX. Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $206,000. Amalgamated Bank bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $212,000. Baird Financial Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $213,000. Mengis Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $239,000. Finally, C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Greenbrier Companies in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $245,000.
GBX has been the topic of several analyst reports. Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Greenbrier Companies in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Greenbrier Companies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $55.00 price objective on Greenbrier Companies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Greenbrier Companies has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.00.
Shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc (GBX) opened at $51.65 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,480.00, a P/E ratio of 14.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.57. Greenbrier Companies Inc has a 12-month low of $40.45 and a 12-month high of $54.45. The company has a current ratio of 2.96, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47.
Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 5th. The transportation company reported $0.90 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 analyst estimates of $591.05 million. Greenbrier Companies had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 5.39%. Greenbrier Companies’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. analysts anticipate that Greenbrier Companies Inc will post 4.13 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Friday, January 26th were given a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.78%. Greenbrier Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.93%.
Greenbrier Companies 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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