NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Greenbrier Companies

(NYSE:

GBX

) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 1.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.4 times its average daily volume and trading up 99 cents (+3.6%) at $28.66 as of 12:22 p.m. ET.

Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $701.6 million and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 31.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 97.2, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 112.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.

TheStreet Ratings rates Greenbrier Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Greenbrier Companies Ratings Report

.

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