Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) will be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Monday, April 30th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.26) per share for the quarter.
Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $920.98 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $953.30 million. Green Plains had a negative return on equity of 3.33% and a net margin of 1.70%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.47 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Green Plains to post $0 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of GPRE stock opened at $18.00 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $736.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of -20.93, a PEG ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 1.39. Green Plains has a 1 year low of $15.60 and a 1 year high of $26.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a current ratio of 1.36.
In other news, EVP Michael A. Metzler sold 21,053 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total transaction of $400,007.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 41,771 shares in the company, valued at $793,649. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Michelle Mapes sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.27, for a total transaction of $134,890.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 35,515 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $684,374.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on GPRE shares. BidaskClub raised Green Plains from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine lowered Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.33.
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Green Plains Company Profile
Green Plains Inc produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the United States and internationally. The company 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.
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