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How to buy The Greenbrier Companies stock | $35.5

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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc is a railroads business based in the US. The Greenbrier Companies shares (GBX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Greenbrier Companies employs 10,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

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  3. Search for The Greenbrier Companies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GBX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Greenbrier Companies reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$35.5, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Greenbrier Companies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Greenbrier Companies. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Greenbrier Companies share price

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The Greenbrier Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$35.5
52-week rangeUSD$12.4264 - USD$37.48
50-day moving average USD$34.0615
200-day moving average USD$28.9833
Wall St. target priceUSD$32.4
PE ratio 25.5548
Dividend yield USD$1.08 (2.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.46

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Is it a good time to buy The Greenbrier Companies stock?

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The Greenbrier Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $35.5 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-14) -3.03%
1 month (2020-12-21) -1.31%
3 months (2020-10-21) 9.98%
6 months (2020-07-21) 37.76%
1 year (2020-01-21) 34.52%
2 years (2019-01-18) -15.82%
3 years (2018-01-19) 52.35
5 years (2016-01-21) 55.57%

Is The Greenbrier Companies under- or over-valued?

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

The Greenbrier Companies's P/E ratio

The Greenbrier Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, The Greenbrier Companies shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Greenbrier Companies's PEG ratio

The Greenbrier Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.93. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Greenbrier Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Greenbrier Companies's EBITDA

The Greenbrier Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$258.3 million.

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

The Greenbrier Companies financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.32%
Gross profit TTM USD$353.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.01%
Return on equity TTM 5.88%
Profit margin 1.75%
Book value $39.541
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Greenbrier Companies shares

There are currently 4.2 million The Greenbrier Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as The Greenbrier Companies's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% down from 4.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Greenbrier Companies shares can be evaluated.

The Greenbrier Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Greenbrier Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Greenbrier Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Greenbrier Companies shares traded daily (recently around 276691.67217449). The Greenbrier Companies's SIR currently stands at 15.13. In other words for every 100,000 The Greenbrier Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15130 shares are currently held short.

However The Greenbrier Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Greenbrier Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Greenbrier Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Greenbrier Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Greenbrier Companies shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1809% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Greenbrier Companies shares, roughly 181 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against The Greenbrier Companies.

Find out more about how you can short The Greenbrier Companies stock.

The Greenbrier Companies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 54.82% of net profits

Recently The Greenbrier Companies has paid out, on average, around 54.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Greenbrier Companies shareholders could enjoy a 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Greenbrier Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

The Greenbrier Companies's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The Greenbrier Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Greenbrier Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Greenbrier Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.4264 up to $37.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GBX.US volatility(beta: 1.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Greenbrier Companies's is 1.5864. This would suggest that The Greenbrier Companies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Greenbrier Companies overview

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America, Europe, and South America. It operates through three segments: Manufacturing; Wheels, Repair & Parts; and Leasing & Services. The Manufacturing segment offers conventional railcars, such as covered hopper cars, boxcars, center partition cars, and bulkhead flat cars; tank cars; double-stack intermodal railcars; auto-max and multi-max products for the transportation of light vehicles; pressurized tank cars, non-pressurized tank cars, flat cars, coil cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars; and marine vessels. The Wheels, Repair & Parts segment provides wheel services, including reconditioning of wheels and axles, new axle machining and finishing, and downsizing; operates a railcar repair, refurbishment, and maintenance network; and reconditions and manufactures railcar cushioning units, couplers, yokes, side frames, bolsters, and various other parts, as well as produces roofs, doors, and associated parts for boxcars. The Leasing & Services segment offers operating leases and ?by the mile' leases for a fleet of approximately 8,300 railcars; and management services comprising railcar maintenance management, railcar accounting services, fleet management and logistics, administration, and railcar remarketing. This segment owns or provides management services to a fleet of approximately 393,000 railcars for railroads, shippers, carriers, institutional investors, and other leasing and transportation companies. The company serves railroads, leasing companies, financial institutions, shippers, carriers, and transportation companies. The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

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