A Director at Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ: GPRE) is Selling Shares

By Carrie Williams

Today, a Director at Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ: GPRE), Gordon Freick Glade, sold shares of GPRE for $250.7K.

Following Gordon Freick Glade’s last GPRE Sell transaction on May 17, 2016, the stock climbed by 9.1%. In addition to Gordon Freick Glade, one other GPRE executive reported Sell trades in the last month.

Based on Green Plains Inc’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending September 30, the company posted quarterly revenue of $818 million and quarterly net profit of $7.93 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $748 million and had a net profit of $6.18 million. The company has a one year high of $28.37 and a one year low of $12.39. Currently, Green Plains Inc has an average volume of 977.9K.

Based on 3 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Strong Buy with an average price target of $32.50, reflecting a -26.2% downside.

The insider sentiment on Green Plains Inc has been positive according to 43 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is higher than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

Green Plains, Inc. produces fuel-grade ethanol and corn oil, provides grain handling and storage, commodity marketing and distribution services. The company operates through four segments: Ethanol Production, Partnership, Agribusiness and Marketing & Distribution. The Ethanol Production segment operates ethanol plants in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Tennessee. The Partnership segment provides fuel storage and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses. The Agribusiness segment provides synergies with Ethanol production segment as it supplies a portion of the feedstock and utilizes a portion of the distillers grains output of its ethanol plants. This segment operates through bulk grain business and cattle feedlot operations. The Marketing & Distribution segment sells markets and distributes ethanol, distillers grains and corn oil produced at its ethanol plants. This segment also markets and distributes ethanol for third-party ethanol producers. The company was founded in June 2004 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.