Analyst Ratings for Green Plains Inc. (GPRE)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, GPRE received an average rating of Buy.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave GPRE a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GPRE. The most optimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 67.94 percent. The lowest price target was 21, implying potential capital losses of 6.87 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -86.33 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -90.34 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -39.75 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -45.7 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GPRE to grow at a rate of 8.04 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GPRE has a PEG ratio of 3.07.

GPRE has traded between a high of 29.85 and a low of 18.65 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.36 percent, and 34.17 percent below the high. GPRE has a P/E ratio of 24.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GPRE value stock report compares GPRE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GPRE is $0.77819 billion. GPRE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.