Today’s Stock On Watch: Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Up in 2016 Q2

December 1, 2016 - By Adrian Mccoy   ·   0 Comments

Today's Stock On Watch: Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index  Up in  2016 Q2

Sentiment for Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX)

Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) institutional sentiment increased to 1.49 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.58, from 0.91 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 86 institutional investors increased or opened new holdings, while 95 decreased and sold their stakes in Greenbrier Companies Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now hold: 25.94 million shares, up from 24.60 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Greenbrier Companies Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 3 to 3 for the same number . Sold All: 35 Reduced: 60 Increased: 60 New Position: 26.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. is a designer, maker and marketer of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe; a maker and marketer of marine barges in North America; a well-known provider of wheel services, parts, leasing and other services to the railroad and related transportation industries in North America, and a well-known provider of railcar repair, refurbishment and retrofitting services in North America through a joint venture partnership. The company has a market cap of $1.10 billion. It operates in four divisions: Manufacturing; Wheels & Parts; Leasing & Services, and GBW Joint Venture. It has a 6.77 P/E ratio. It also produces rail castings and tank heads through unconsolidated joint ventures.

The stock increased 3.05% or $1.15 during the last trading session, hitting $38.8. Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) has risen 28.52% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) to report earnings on January, 5. They expect $0.84 earnings per share, down 60.93% or $1.31 from last year’s $2.15 per share. GBX’s profit will be $23.81M for 11.55 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual earnings per share reported by Greenbrier Companies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.75% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Greenbrier Companies Inc. is a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. The manufacturing segment produces double-stack intermodal railcars, conventional railcars and marine vessels, and performs repair and refurbishment activities for both intermodal and conventional railcars. In addition to manufacturing, they are engaged in complementary leasing and services activities.”

Community Bank Of Raymore holds 3.83% of its portfolio in Greenbrier Companies Inc for 273,277 shares. Olstein Capital Management L.P. owns 524,620 shares or 2.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Midas Management Corp has 1.36% invested in the company for 82,650 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Irving Magee Investment Management has invested 1.34% in the stock. Aegis Financial Corp, a Virginia-based fund reported 41,034 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $1.79 million net activity.

Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 9% of Greenbrier Companies’s analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating Greenbrier Companies, 1 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 8 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $25 while the high is $43. The stock’s average target of $35.67 is -8.07% below today’s ($38.8) share price. GBX was included in 13 notes of analysts from September 2, 2015. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, October 26. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 21 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by BBT. The rating was downgraded by Longbow on Monday, June 20 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Sell” rating given by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2. Stephens downgraded Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) on Monday, January 4 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by Standpoint Research. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Avondale given on Wednesday, April 6. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by CLSA on Friday, September 30.

GBX Company Profile

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., incorporated on October 25, 2005, is a designer, maker and marketer of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe; a maker and marketer of marine barges in North America; a well-known provider of wheel services, parts, leasing and other services to the railroad and related transportation industries in North America, and a well-known provider of railcar repair, refurbishment and retrofitting services in North America through a joint venture partnership. It operates in four divisions: Manufacturing; Wheels & Parts; Leasing & Services, and GBW Joint Venture. The Manufacturing segment, operating from facilities in the United States, Mexico and Poland, produces double-stack intermodal railcars, tank cars, conventional railcars, automotive railcar products and marine vessels. The Wheels & Parts segment performs wheel and axle servicing, as well as production of various parts for the railroad industry in North America. As of August 31, 2015, the Leasing & Services segment owned approximately 9,300 railcars (6,300 railcars held as equipment on operating leases, 2,800 held as leased railcars for syndication and 200 held as finished goods inventory) and provided management services for approximately 260,000 railcars for railroads, shippers, carriers, institutional investors, and other leasing and transportation companies in North America. As of August 31, 2015, the GBW Joint Venture segment provided repair services at 33 locations across North America. It also produces rail castings and tank heads through unconsolidated joint ventures. It operates an integrated business model in North America that combines freight car manufacturing, wheel services, repair, refurbishment, retrofitting, component parts, leasing and fleet management services. The Company’s model is designed to provide clients with a set of freight car solutions utilizing its engineering, mechanical and technical capabilities. The Company’s clients include railroads, leasing companies, financial institutions, shippers, carriers and transportation companies.

More notable recent Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Greenbrier Companies Inc.’s Shares Jumped 13% Last Month” on August 10, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc Plunged Last Month” published on February 09, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Announces Redemption of Remaining 2.375 …” on July 18, 2016. More interesting news about Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “The Greenbrier Companies Announces Formation of Regulatory Services Group” published on September 08, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Greenbrier Companies Inc. Stock Fell 16% in November: Is the Railcar Maker Off …” with publication date: December 08, 2015.

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