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Stock Valuation: Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX)


Greenbrier Companies trades as part of the industrials sector and transportation and logistics industry. The company CEO is William A. Furman. Greenbrier Companies Inc designs, manufactures and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe, marine barges in North America and provides wheel services, railcar refurbishment and parts, leasing and other services to the railroad.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GBX stock showed a previous change of 0.05% with an open at 37.95 and a close of 37.87. It reached an intraday high of 38.35 and a low of 37.71.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 32.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 30.7m shares. Trading volume reached 275,010 shares compared to its average volume of 277,609 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Greenbrier Companies shares returned -1.97% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -11.06%. Over three months, it changed -10.35%. In one year it has changed -25.03% and within that year its 52-week high was 64.87 and its 52-week low was 37.43. GBX stock is 1.18% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 49.50 and a 50 day moving average of 40.85. Currently GBX stock is trading -23.49% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.68 that ended on 31st of August 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 8.09. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.07. The TTM EPS is 4.02, which comes to a TTM PE of 9.42.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
11-30-2018:  0.54
08-31-2018:  0.80
05-31-2018:  1.30
02-28-2018:  1.02

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 2.64%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.88%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 42.29, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 10.44%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 158.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 4,866,458, which is 15.04% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 15.99. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.86

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.81%, return on assets is 5.97%, profit margin is 5.08%, price-to-sales is 0.63 and price-to-book is 0.97.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.