Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Graphic Packaging Holding earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0527817461854 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

GPK has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub raised Graphic Packaging Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Graphic Packaging Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Graphic Packaging Holding from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on Graphic Packaging Holding from $15.50 to $17.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Graphic Packaging Holding currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.13.

Shares of Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) traded down $0.16 during trading on Friday, hitting $15.25. 3,220,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,011,031. The company has a market cap of $4,772.69, a PE ratio of 25.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.69 and a beta of 1.20. Graphic Packaging Holding has a 52 week low of $12.00 and a 52 week high of $15.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.96.

Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The industrial products company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.18. Graphic Packaging Holding had a net margin of 3.70% and a return on equity of 17.27%. The company had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.11 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.20 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Graphic Packaging Holding will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Deborah R. Frank sold 38,266 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.51, for a total value of $593,505.66. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 77,139 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,196,425.89. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.02% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company Profile

Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a range of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company’s segments include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, and Corporate and Other. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company’s North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled board.

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