Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) And Insider Trading Activity

The industrial products company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.18. Graphic Packaging Hldg Co now has $4.90B valuation.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK), stock is trading $16.29 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of -0.50% in last 5 years. It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500. The stock appeared $76.81 above its 52-week highs and is up 4.73% for the last five trades. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $4.90 billion company. Graphic Packaging's revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter past year. If the $17.29 price target is reached, the company will be worth $255.05M more. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $15.83. About 22,740 shares traded. It has underperformed by 54.59% the S&P500. Its up 0.12, from 0.83 in 2017Q2.

There are 288 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 307.39 million shares in total.

According to Zacks, "GRAPHIC PACKAGING CORPORATION, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, is a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies". Kessler Inv Lc holds 25,350 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested in 0.01% or 412,559 shares. Cantab Prtnrs Llp reported 45,753 shares. Cadence Management Ltd Liability Com holds 41,572 shares. American Trust Investment Advisors Llc, a New Hampshire-based fund reported 132,530 shares. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.05 and as high as 1.23. The institutional investor held 1.03 million shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.37 million, up from 178,130 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New York-based Blackrock has invested 0.01% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). 74,617 are held by Citigroup. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $5 bln. It operates through three divisions: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. It has a 31.99 P/E ratio. The firm offers coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard (CRB) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard folding cartons primarily to consumer packaged goods companies serving the food, beverage, and consumer product markets. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Vertical Research. Therefore 20% are positive. Graphic Packaging Holding Company has $18 highest and $1400 lowest target. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $13.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.12.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 2. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 3 by Bank of America. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Sector Weight". The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GPK in report on Friday, September 8 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3. Graphic Packaging's revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Graphic Packaging will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year's $0.14 per share. GPK's profit would be $58.84 million giving it 21.84 P/E if the $0.19 EPS is correct. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of Graphic Packaging by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. KeyCorp reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Graphic Packaging in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Tractor Supply had 62 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 14. Wells Fargo maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Tuesday, October 10. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 15 with "Hold". They issued an overweight rating and a $17.00 price objective for the company. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 11 by Piper Jaffray. The investor is now holding $8.95 million shares due in part to a decrease of 28632 new shares in their portfolio. Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLY) was reduced too. Courduroux Pierre sold $527,040 worth of stock. Stocks with a beta above 1 are more volatile than the market as a whole.

Investors sentiment is 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. The company has market cap of $4.90 billion. Van Eck Assocs has 871,098 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 11,818 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $163,000 after purchasing an additional 1,123 shares during the last quarter. Nomura holds 116,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Services Wi owns 24,165 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc reported 0.24% stake. Engineers Gate Manager Lp stated it has 102,135 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Fiera has invested 0% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). (NYSE:MOH) to report earnings on February, 21. Asset Management has invested 0.03% in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Santa Barbara Asset Limited Liability Corp owns 1.25M shares. The share price was last seen 2.68% higher, reaching at $43.22 on October 01, 2018. Tci Wealth Advsrs owns 4,800 shares.

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