Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) marched up 19.67% compared to a 52-week low price of $12. The shares were last seen trading -5.21% lower, taking the closing price at $14.36 on 5/23/2019. At a recent session, the prices were hovering between $15.07 and $15.53. This company shares are 35.79% off its target price of $19.5 and the current market capitalization stands at $598.09M. The recent change has given its price a -13.96% deficit over SMA 50 and -34.2% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -16.02% declines, -9.4% declines and -12.12% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found GPRE’s volatility during a week at 2.81% and during a month it has been found around 3.75%.

Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $639 million or 0% in GPRE stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Blackrock Inc. owns $95.54 million in Green Plains Inc., which represents roughly 15.97% of the company’s market cap and approximately 14.95% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 3,546,323 shares of the stock are valued at $53.73 million. The third largest holder is Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which currently holds $52.12 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 8.71% of its market capitalization.

Green Plains Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of March reporting period, 75 institutional holders increased their position in Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) by some 4,845,586 shares, 64 decreased positions by 6,217,896 and 35 held positions by 31,126,592. That puts total institutional holdings at 42,190,074 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 22 new institutional investments totaling 1,646,578 shares while 22 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 1,090,650 shares.

Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Green Plains Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that EVP – Gas & Power Metzler Michael A has sold 8,432 shares of Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) in the trading session dated Mar. 21, 2019. These shares are worth $146,717 and were traded at $17.4 each. The SEC filing shows that Kolomaya Paul E performed a sale of 3,500 shares. The EVP – Commodity Finance disposed these shares by way of transaction on Mar. 21, 2019. The company’s shares were given away at $17.19 per share worth to an income of some $60,165 to the account of Kolomaya Paul E.

Chief Legal and Admin Officer, MAPES MICHELLE, sold 5,000 common shares of Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) in the open market. In a transaction dated Mar. 21, 2019, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $17.12, raking in a sum of $85,600. After this sale, 41,877 common shares of GPRE are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $601,354.

In the transaction dated Mar. 13, 2019, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the Chief Legal and Admin Officer; MAPES MICHELLE disposed a total of 5,000 shares at an average price of $16.16, amounting to approximately $80,800. The insider now directly owns 47,740 shares worth $685,546.

Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE), with 1 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 0 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 4 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.8 average brokerage recommendation [T1].