Analysts take a look at Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) having this to say.

July 18, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 Analysts take a look at Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) having this to say.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 1.43 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 11 investors sold Green Plains Inc shares while 51 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 39.78 million shares or 3.51% more from 38.43 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
2,000 were accumulated by Riverhead Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. Bessemer Ltd Liability holds 66.11% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) or 414,200 shares. Parkside Natl Bank And Tru stated it has 0% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Alliancebernstein Lp has 108,020 shares. Driehaus Capital Management Ltd Llc holds 0.07% or 68,243 shares in its portfolio. Swiss Bank & Trust owns 60,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Van Eck Associates Corporation holds 0.32% or 2.28M shares in its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 13,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley stated it has 2.03M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Kcg Inc has 0.02% invested in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 23,871 shares. Invesco Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Cipher Capital Lp holds 0.04% or 21,094 shares. Wellington Mngmt Grp Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% or 68,435 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 104,576 shares. 12,116 were accumulated by Airain Limited.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 10 sales for $3.76 million activity. The insider MAPES MICHELLE sold $98,000. 78,650 shares were sold by Peterson Brian, worth $1.99M on Tuesday, February 28. $917,790 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) was sold by BRIGGS JEFFREY S. on Wednesday, June 7. $92,325 worth of stock was sold by Bleyl Carl S on Thursday, March 2. Becker Todd A sold $130,397 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) on Tuesday, June 13. $88,240 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) was bought by Anderson James D. 2,000 Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) shares with value of $43,840 were sold by CROWLEY JAMES F.

Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:GPRE), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Green Plains Renewable Energy had 17 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. Bank of America initiated the shares of GPRE in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, August 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Monday, November 2 by Roth Capital. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”. BB&T Capital initiated the shares of GPRE in report on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 18 with “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of GPRE in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, July 21. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, July 21 with “Outperform”. Below is a list of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) latest ratings and price target changes.

14/07/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
10/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
15/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 2.44% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $19.95. About shares traded. Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) has risen 33.17% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.47% the S&P500.

Green Plains Inc. is an ethanol producer. The company has market cap of $822.33 million. The Firm owns and operates assets throughout the ethanol value chain, including upstream, with grain handling and storage through its ethanol production facilities, and downstream, with marketing and distribution services. It has a 25.07 P/E ratio. It operates through four divisions: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Food Ingredients, and Partnership.

More recent Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Green Plains: Buy the Dip?” on June 28, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “What Falling Estimates & Price Mean for Green Plains (GPRE)” on July 14, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “The Best Value In Biofuels” with publication date: July 13, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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