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 a possible profit of 67.94 percent. The lowest price target was 21, implying a possible loss of 6.87 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -86.33 percent. That number becomes -90.34 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. GPRE has a PEG ratio of 3.07.

GPRE has a 52-week high of 29.85 and a 52-week low of 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 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 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.