The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ: GPRE)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Green Plains Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

Green Plains Inc is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Basic Materials sector and is a part of the Chemicals industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.63 and fluctuated between $23.72 as its day high and $22.59 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Green Plains Inc is $1.52B. A total of 2.52 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.29M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, GPRE has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 29 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 284,998 shares during that period but sold 300,118.

In the most recent transaction, Becker Todd A bought 960 shares of GPRE for 24.68 per share on Dec 11. After the transaction, the President and CEO now owns 696,346 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 08, Becker Todd A bought 5,419 shares at 23.08 per share. GPRE shares that President and CEO owns now total 695,386.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Anderson James D acquired of 2,500 shares on Dec 08 at a per-share price of $23.20. This resulted in the Director holding 118,906 shares of GPRE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Becker Todd A sold 42,000 shares at $31.78 per share on May 24. Company shares held by the President and CEO now total 689,967.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GPRE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $33.72 with high estimates of $55.00 and low estimates of $25.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GPRE has a high of $37.49 and a low of $19.44.

As of this writing, GPRE has an earnings estimate of -$0.01 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.35 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.49. The company reported an EPS of $0.35 in the last quarter, which was 418.20% higher than expectations of -$0.11.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. GPRE’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $551.08M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $789.32M in debt and $471.80M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $13.92, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.10B.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 0 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 GPRE is Buy with a score of 4.56.

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