Oppenheimer raised the price target for the Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) stock to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on December 09, 2021. The research report from BofA Securities has initiated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $45. The stock was initiated by Credit Suisse, who disclosed in a research note on April 30, 2021, to Outperform and set the price objective to $44. In their research brief published April 01, 2021, Stephens analysts upgraded the Green Plains Inc. stock from Equal-Weight to Overweight with a price target of $39.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) dipped -1.25% to close Friday’s market session at $32.40, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $31.42 and $33.06 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 911492 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 817.84K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -9.70% within the last five trades and -7.98% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 2.56% in the last 6 months and -6.47% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. GPRE stock is trading at a margin of -8.89%, -13.90% and -4.38% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, GPRE deals in the Basic Materials domain. The stock is trading -26.81 percent below its 52-week high and 88.59 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 35.82. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Green Plains Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -1.90 percent and the profit margin is -4.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 7.70 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $1.76 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 29.75. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.70 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.68, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Kolomaya Paul E, the Chief Accounting Officer at Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) has sold 2,000 shares of firm on Nov 10 at a price of $41.38 against the total amount of $82750.0. In another inside trade, Knudsen Ejnar A III, Director of Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) sold 64,226 shares of the firm on Nov 10 for a total worth of $2.57 million at a price of $39.98. An inside trade which took place on Nov 08, Chief Accounting Officer of Green Plains Inc. Kolomaya Paul E sold 5,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.22 million at the cost of $44.00 per share.