Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) EVP Paul E. Kolomaya sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.19, for a total value of $60,165.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 81,859 shares in the company, valued at $1,407,156.21. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
GPRE stock traded down $0.54 during trading on Monday, reaching $16.89. The stock had a trading volume of 344,783 shares, compared to its average volume of 575,710. Green Plains Inc has a 52 week low of $12.00 and a 52 week high of $21.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 1.45. The company has a market cap of $719.93 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.78 and a beta of 1.21.
Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) last posted its earnings results on Monday, February 11th. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.96) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.89). The firm had revenue of $827.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $894.16 million. Green Plains had a net margin of 0.41% and a negative return on equity of 8.63%. The firm’s revenue was down 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.16) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Green Plains Inc will post -0.3 earnings per share for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Green Plains from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. ValuEngine raised Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.33.
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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