Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:GPRE) has had a stellar 2013 so far, delivering a return of 118% to its investors since January 1 (and of 330% since this date last year). Its returns have been especially notable in light of the uneven performance of other dedicated ethanol producers (see chart), while REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) is up 86% for the year, Pacific Ethanol and Biofuel Energy are down 13% and 28%, respectively. This article takes a closer look at GPRE, both individually and in the broader context of the corn ethanol industry, to determine how investors should respond to its recent performance.
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GPRE At A Glance
GPRE operates 10 corn ethanol facilities...