Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Stephens


Graphic Packaging Holding Company had 30 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Citigroup maintained Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Wednesday, July 27 with "Buy" rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Monday, January 23 by Barclays Capital. At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) is noted at 34.01. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $15.00 price target (down from $16.00) on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a report on Friday, October 28th.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy" was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. The consensus analyst target price is $19.82. The trading saw a strength at $14.39, the 52-week high.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

Since the start of the New Year, Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) shares have seen a move of 14.42%. After a recent check, the 14-day RSI for Graphic Packaging Holding Company is now at 80.83, the 7-day stands at 89.53, and the 3-day is sitting at 96.78. On a Monthly basis the stock is 1.82%.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) have shown a high EPS growth of -0.50% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 1.90% yoy. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Graphic Packaging Holding had a return on equity of 18.22% and a net margin of 3.98%. Analysts had predicted $0.1. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 13th. Graphic Packaging Holding's payout ratio is 54.55%.

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 312,285,455 with a reported 25,406,916 bought and 44,108,311 sold. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $13.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.51.

Looking forward, the company's quarterly earnings are expected to come at $0.18 in the three months through September 2017 and $0.22 in the quarter ending December 2017, reflecting -10% and 57.14% growth, respectively. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 4,634,520 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $63,864,000 after purchasing an additional 644,863 shares during the period. Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in the 1st quarter valued at about $140,000. Also included in the list of buyers for the last 3 months David D Campbell who executed a direct buy for 8,190 shares on May 24, 2017.Director Paul Carrico bought 8190 shares on May 24, 2017, bringing his total number of shares held to 22440. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.91% of the company's stock.

International Paper's North America Consumer Packaging business is a $1.6 billion revenue leading producer of solid bleached sulfate (SBS) paperboard and paper-based foodservice products globally.