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.

GPRE was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 33, implying potential capital gains of 67.94 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 21, implying potential capital losses of 6.87 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -39.75 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -45.7 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GPRE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.04 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GPRE has a PEG ratio of 3.07.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GPRE hit 29.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 18.65. Today's price is 5.36 percent above the 52-week low, and 34.17 percent lower than its 52-week high. GPRE has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.77819 billion. GPRE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.