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Can The Greenbrier (GBX) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?
July 08, 2014

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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX - Free Report) is a railroad services company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.  

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on GBX’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that The Greenbrier could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for GBX

In the past 30 days, 4 estimates moved up for The Greenbrier but there was no downward revision. The consensus estimate trend has been pretty favourable, with estimates increasing from 87 cents a share 30 days ago, to $1.02 today, a move of 17.2%. 

Current Year Estimates for GBX

Meanwhile, The Greenbrier s’ current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, compared to no downward revisions. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $2.62 per share 30 days ago to $3.07 per share today, an increase of 17.2 %.  

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 21.10% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 The Greenbrier stock to profit in the near future.

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