Greenbrier Companies Inc. (GBX): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

Greenbrier Companies ( GBX) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Greenbrier Companies rose 34 cents (2.2%) to $15.74 on average volume. Throughout the day, 639,459 shares of Greenbrier Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 585,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.03-$16.03 after having opened the day at $15.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.40. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: DS Torm ( TRMD), up 42.9%, Frozen Food Express Industries ( FFEX), up 10.1%, P.A.M. Transportation ( PTSI), up 6%, and Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), up 5.6%.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $414 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 36.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Greenbrier Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Greenbrier Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 13.4%, TOP Ships ( TOPS), down 10.4%, Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), down 6.8%, and Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), down 5.6%, were all losers within the transportation industry with Union Pacific ( UNP) being today's transportation industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the transportation industry could consider iShares Dow Jones Transportation ( IYT) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).
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