It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for The Greenbrier Companies Inc. (GBX) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.33, or 1.17%, to $28.55. The The Greenbrier Companies Inc. has recorded 87,973 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Greenbrier Reports First Quarter Results.
The Greenbrier Companies Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Industrials sector while operating in the Railroads industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $28.22 and fluctuated between $28.89 as its day high and $28.03 as its day low. The current market capitalization of The Greenbrier Companies Inc. is $926.46M. A total of 0.61 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 320.49K shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, GBX has seen 9 BUY and 10 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 207 and the disposition of 100,429 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 43 BUYs and 25 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 144,621 shares during that period but sold 543,369.
In the most recent transaction, Swindells Charles J sold 4,784 shares of GBX for 39.01 per share on Nov 15. After the transaction, the Director now owns 36,909 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 14, FURMAN WILLIAM A sold 30,000 shares at 38.61 per share. GBX shares that Director owns now total 253,018.
Among the insiders who sold shares, FURMAN WILLIAM A disposed of 20,000 shares on Nov 11 at a per-share price of $39.20. This resulted in the Director holding 283,018 shares of GBX after the transaction. In another insider transaction, FURMAN WILLIAM A sold 20,000 shares at $37.12 per share on Nov 07. Company shares held by the Director now total 303,018.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. The Greenbrier Companies Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.08, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.83%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 51.03. GBX’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/25/2023 when it declared a $0.27 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/16/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/29/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/7/2022. The GBX stock dividend was $0.27 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GBX in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $35.80 with high estimates of $47.00 and low estimates of $26.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GBX has a high of $53.46 and a low of $23.80.
As of this writing, GBX has an earnings estimate of $0.47 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.59 per share and a lower estimate of $0.38. The company reported an EPS of $0.09 in the last quarter, which was -84.70% lower than expectations of $0.59.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 6 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for GBX is Overweight with a score of 3.60. A total of 3 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.