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How to buy Green Plains stock | $34.64

Learn how to easily invest in Green Plains stock.

Green Plains Inc is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Green Plains shares (GPRE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Green Plains employs 839 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Green Plains stock price (NASDAQ: GPRE)

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Green Plains shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$34.64
52-week range$11.91 - $38.53
50-day moving average $34.40
200-day moving average $32.21
Wall St. target price$46.44
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.12 (0.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.13

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Is it a good time to buy Green Plains stock?

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Green Plains price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.64 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-11) -0.83%
1 month (2021-09-17) -0.40%
3 months (2021-07-16) 8.97%
6 months (2021-04-16) 33.85%
1 year (2020-10-16) 117.04%
2 years (2019-10-18) 230.85%
3 years (2018-10-18) 88.77%
5 years (2016-10-18) 32.98%

Is Green Plains under- or over-valued?

Valuing Green Plains stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Green Plains's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Green Plains's EBITDA

Green Plains's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $83.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Green Plains's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Green Plains financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.05%
Gross profit TTM $85.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.04%
Return on equity TTM -6.41%
Profit margin -3.71%
Book value $17.93
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Green Plains shares

There are currently 9.8 million Green Plains shares held short by investors – that's known as Green Plains's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% down from 10.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Green Plains shares can be evaluated.

Green Plains's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Green Plains's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Green Plains shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Green Plains shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Green Plains's SIR currently stands at 8.9. In other words for every 100,000 Green Plains shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8900 shares are currently held short.

However Green Plains's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Green Plains shares, or, against the total number of tradable Green Plains shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Green Plains's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Green Plains shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.2112% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Green Plains shares, roughly 211 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Green Plains.

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Green Plains share dividends

We're not expecting Green Plains to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Green Plains share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Green Plains's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.9121 up to $38.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPRE.US volatility(beta: 1.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Green Plains's is 1.7011. This would suggest that Green Plains's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Green Plains overview

Green Plains Inc. produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Ingredients, and Partnership. The Ethanol Production segment produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil. The Agribusiness and Energy Services segment engages in the grain procurement, handling, and storage activities; and commodity marketing business, which purchases, markets, sells, and distributes ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil, as well as grain, natural gas, and other commodities in various markets. This segment also provides grain drying and storage services to grain producers. The Food and Ingredients segment produces, trades in, and sells corn and soybean oil.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Green Plains is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.93% of Green Plains shares are held by insiders and 106.871% by institutions.
How many people work for Green Plains?
Latest data suggests 839 work at Green Plains.
When does the fiscal year end for Green Plains?
Green Plains's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Green Plains based?
Green Plains's address is: 1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, NE, United States, 68106
What is Green Plains's ISIN number?
Green Plains's international securities identification number is: US3932221043
What is Green Plains's CUSIP number?
Green Plains's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 393222104

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