Green Plains (GPRE) Receives News Impact Score of 0.05

Media stories about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.6275843332295 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

GPRE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Green Plains from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub cut Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Green Plains in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Green Plains in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Green Plains in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.29.

Shares of Green Plains (NASDAQ GPRE) traded down 0.52% during trading on Friday, hitting $18.95. The company had a trading volume of 575,079 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $786.12 million, a P/E ratio of 110.82 and a beta of 1.42. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $19.50 and its 200-day moving average is $22.32. Green Plains has a 52 week low of $17.70 and a 52 week high of $29.85.

Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.41) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.29. Green Plains had a net margin of 0.19% and a return on equity of 0.68%. The firm had revenue of $886.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $986.88 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share. Green Plains’s quarterly revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Green Plains will post ($0.21) EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Green Plains news, insider Todd A. Becker sold 5,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.29, for a total transaction of $130,424.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 708,088 shares in the company, valued at $16,491,369.52. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Michelle Mapes sold 2,301 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.81, for a total value of $57,087.81. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 53,596 shares in the company, valued at $1,329,716.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 87,903 shares of company stock valued at $1,932,599. 6.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Green Plains Company Profile

Green Plains Inc is an ethanol producer. The Company owns and operates assets throughout the ethanol value chain, including upstream, with grain handling and storage through its ethanol production facilities, and downstream, with marketing and distribution services. It operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Food Ingredients, and Partnership.

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