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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GPRE. The most optimistic price target was 33, which equates to a potential upside of 67.94 percent. The lowest price target was 21, implying a possible loss of 6.87 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -39.75 percent, compared to last month. 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, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. GPRE has a PEG ratio of 3.07.

In the last 52-weeks, GPRE has achieved a high of 29.85 and a low of 18.65. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.36 percent, 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 market cap of GPRE is $0.77819 billion. GPRE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.