Green Plains Inc. [NASDAQ: GPRE] gained 14.89% or 4.03 points to close at $31.10 with a heavy trading volume of 2539931 shares. The company report on March 23, 2021 that Green Plains Completes Sale of Ord, Nebraska Plant.
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Ord LLC, has completed the previously announced sale of its ethanol plant located in Ord, Nebraska, to GreenAmerica Biofuels Ord LLC for $64 million, plus working capital. In conjunction with this transaction, Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) also announced it has completed the sale of the storage assets and the assignment of certain rail transportation assets associated with Green Plains Ord LLC for $27 million. The partnership’s proceeds from the transaction were used to repay debt.
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About Green Plains Inc.Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP. For more information, visit www.gpreinc.com.
It opened the trading session at $28.28, the shares rose to $31.30 and dropped to $28.11, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for GPRE points out that the company has recorded 100.90% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -716.27% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 1.17M shares, GPRE reached to a volume of 2539931 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Green Plains Inc. [GPRE]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GPRE shares is $35.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GPRE stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Stephens have made an estimate for Green Plains Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 01, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Truist raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 19, 2020, representing the official price target for Green Plains Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $7 to $16, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on GPRE stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Green Plains Inc. is set at 2.09, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPRE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.63. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.66, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.02.
Trading performance analysis for GPRE stock
Green Plains Inc. [GPRE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 22.25. With this latest performance, GPRE shares gained by 25.20% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 100.90% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 653.03% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GPRE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 67.56, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.15 for Green Plains Inc. [GPRE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 24.37, while it was recorded at 27.41 for the last single week of trading, and 16.89 for the last 200 days.
Green Plains Inc. [GPRE]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Green Plains Inc. [GPRE] shares currently have an operating margin of -5.42 and a Gross Margin at -1.02. Green Plains Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.64.
Return on Total Capital for GPRE is now -7.34, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -10.78. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -15.55, with Return on Assets sitting at -6.39. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Green Plains Inc. [GPRE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 91.31. Additionally, GPRE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 47.73, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 37.41. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 52.07, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 27.22.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Green Plains Inc. [GPRE] managed to generate an average of -$129,648 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 22.74 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.13.Green Plains Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
Green Plains Inc. [GPRE]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Green Plains Inc. posted -0.6/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.87/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 31.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GPRE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Green Plains Inc. go to 15.00%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Green Plains Inc. [GPRE]
There are presently around $1,108 million, or 82.20% of GPRE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPRE stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 5,664,084, which is approximately 9.441% of the company’s market cap and around 2.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 2,778,483 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $86.41 million in GPRE stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $77.79 million in GPRE stock with ownership of nearly -0.532% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Green Plains Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 76 institutional holders increased their position in Green Plains Inc. [NASDAQ:GPRE] by around 3,803,695 shares. Additionally, 71 investors decreased positions by around 3,685,176 shares, while 23 investors held positions by with 28,152,850 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 35,641,721 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPRE stock had 33 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,648,131 shares, while 10 institutional investors sold positions of 667,935 shares during the same period.