Insider Transaction: The Toro Company (TTC)’s director Katherine Harless Sold 8,000 shares; Last Week The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX) Analysts

The well-informed person Katherine Harless who is director of Toro Co sold 8,000 shares of the public company valued at near $488,712 USD based on a stock price of $61.1 per each share. The document was made public in a filing dated March 28, 2018 with the SEC. The probability of this deal remaining hidden is super low because it’s new, with Katherine Harless now holding 5,549 shares — that is 0.01% of the Company’s total market cap.

Among 14 analysts covering Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Greenbrier Companies had 28 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Longbow on Monday, June 20. The stock has “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, December 15. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $57 target in Friday, April 7 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by CLSA. CLSA initiated the shares of GBX in report on Friday, September 30 with “Underperform” rating. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was downgraded by Longbow. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, January 4 by Stephens. The stock of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) earned “Hold” rating by BBT on Thursday, March 17. See The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $65 Initiates Coverage On
24/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $60.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Neutral Old Target: $45 New Target: $53 Maintain

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, makes, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The company has market cap of $1.44 billion. The Company’s Manufacturing segment offers double-stack intermodal railcars; tank cars; auto-max railcar, and multi-max auto rack and flat cars for automotive transportation; conventional railcars, such as boxcars, covered hopper cars, center partition cars, bulkhead flat cars, and solid waste service flat cars; and pressurized tank cars, non-pressurized tank cars, coil cars, coal cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars; and marine vessels, including conventional deck barges, double-hull tank barges, railcar/deck barges, barges for aggregates, and other heavy industrial products and dump barges. It has a 13.61 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Wheels & Parts segment provides wheel services, including reconditioning of wheels and axles, new axle machining and finishing, and axle downsizing; and reconditions and makes railcar cushioning units, couplers, yokes, side frames, bolsters, and various other parts, as well as produces roofs, doors, and associated parts for boxcars.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.42, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 17 investors sold The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 33.05 million shares or 6.18% more from 31.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hotchkis & Wiley Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp owns 33,001 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 3,776 were reported by Envestnet Asset Management. Sheets Smith Wealth Management owns 5,324 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Endurance Wealth Mngmt Inc invested in 200 shares. Northern owns 789,034 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Llc owns 830 shares. Two Sigma Securities Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.01% or 5,945 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Lc has invested 0.01% in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX). Meeder Asset Management Incorporated holds 922 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.01% in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX). Kennedy Capital Management reported 124,778 shares. Comerica State Bank reported 29,963 shares stake. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 0% or 43,170 shares. Gamco Invsts Et Al, a New York-based fund reported 210,000 shares. Art Limited Company has invested 0.06% in The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX).

The stock decreased 1.57% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $50.15. About 352,319 shares traded. The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) has risen 23.22% since March 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.67% the S&P500.

Since January 17, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $260,000 activity. On Wednesday, January 17 the insider Centurion Alejandro sold $260,000.

Among 7 analysts covering Toro (NYSE:TTC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Toro has $87 highest and $56 lowest target. $65’s average target is 7.51% above currents $60.46 stock price. Toro had 13 analyst reports since December 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 13 by Seaport Global Securities. Sidoti downgraded the shares of TTC in report on Friday, June 10 to “Neutral” rating. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company to “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, February 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, November 4. The stock of The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 31 by Cleveland. The stock of The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) earned “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Tuesday, May 24. Longbow downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 4 report. The rating was upgraded by Longbow to “Neutral” on Monday, May 22. On Monday, December 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Longbow to “Underperform”.

The Toro Company designs, manufactures, and markets professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.41 billion. The Company’s Professional segment offers turf and landscape equipment products, such as sports fields and grounds maintenance equipment, golf course mowing and maintenance equipment, landscape contractor mowing equipment, landscape creation and renovation equipment, rental and construction equipment, and other maintenance equipment; snowplows, salt and sand spreaders, and related parts and accessories; sprinkler heads, electric and hydraulic valves, controllers, computer irrigation central control systems, and micro-irrigation drip tape and hose products, as well as professionally installed lighting products. It has a 27.31 P/E ratio. This segment markets its products to professional users engaged in maintaining golf courses, sports fields, municipal properties, agricultural fields, residential and commercial landscapes, and removing snow through a network of distributors and dealers, as well as directly to government customers, rental companies, and retailers.

The stock increased 0.07% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $60.46. About 483,765 shares traded. The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) has declined 0.49% since March 29, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.04% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) to report earnings on May, 24. They expect $1.21 earnings per share, up 12.04% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.08 per share. TTC’s profit will be $128.28M for 12.49 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by The Toro Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 152.08% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.36, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 37 investors sold The Toro Company shares while 127 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 77.25 million shares or 1.91% less from 78.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Van Eck Assocs Corp holds 0.07% or 214,199 shares in its portfolio. Legg Mason Asset Mgmt (Japan) stated it has 12,000 shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 47,000 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Gould Asset Llc Ca holds 6,432 shares. 473,280 are held by Schroder Invest Grp Inc. Gsa Cap Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 0.1% or 25,200 shares. Fmr Ltd Co accumulated 355,777 shares or 0% of the stock. Trexquant Invest Lp has 21,851 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Johnson Financial Gp has 0.07% invested in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) for 8,400 shares. Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 10,123 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt invested in 175,385 shares. Ngam Advsrs Limited Partnership stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC). 86,580 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Can. 12,445 are owned by Cambridge Invest Research Advsrs Incorporated. Carderock Capital Mngmt reported 80,923 shares or 2.33% of all its holdings.