Headlines about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.7376438447264 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Green Plains (GPRE) & Gevo (GEVO) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) EVP Sells 8,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Green Plains (GPRE) Presents At BMO Capital Markets 13th Annual Farm to Market Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)
- Global Biofuels Market 2018 Enabling Participants: Flint Hills Resources, Green Plains, Valero and ADM (exclusivereportage.com)
- Are the Quant Signals Leaning a Certain Way on Green Plains Partners LP (NasdaqGM:GPP)? (derbynewsjournal.com)
NASDAQ GPRE opened at $21.55 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $862.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -25.06 and a beta of 1.36. Green Plains has a 1 year low of $15.60 and a 1 year high of $23.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 0.62.
Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.60) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.25). The business had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $926.04 million. Green Plains had a net margin of 1.08% and a negative return on equity of 5.27%. The company’s revenue was up 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.09) EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Green Plains will post -0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 25th will be given a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.23%. Green Plains’s payout ratio is presently -55.81%.
GPRE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. ValuEngine lowered Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of Green Plains in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.17.
In other news, insider Michelle Mapes sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.27, for a total value of $134,890.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 35,515 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $684,374.05. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Paul E. Kolomaya sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.56, for a total transaction of $164,480.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 36,053 shares of company stock valued at $699,377. 5.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Green Plains
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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