Rating On Watch: KeyBanc: Time To Buy Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Valuation Insights

November 30, 2016 - By olga

Rating On Watch: KeyBanc: Time To Buy Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Valuation Insights

How KeyBanc Rates Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)

In an analyst report published on 30 November, stock research analysts at KeyBanc has initiated coverage on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). The financial company issued Sector Weight rating on GPK stock.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) Ratings Coverage

Out of 7 analysts covering Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 86% are positive. $17 is the highest target while $14.50 is the lowest. The $16.13 average target is 26.71% above today’s ($12.73) stock price. Graphic Packaging Holding Company has been the topic of 9 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 27 report. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by Macquarie Research. CLSA initiated the shares of GPK in a report on Tuesday, November 22 with “Outperform” rating. Goldman Sachs initiated it with “Buy” rating and $17 target price in Thursday, May 12 report. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Vertical Research. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Bank of America on Monday, October 3. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $17 target price in Friday, September 30 report.

About 1.28M shares traded hands. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has declined 2.27% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.50% the S&P500.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.16 EPS, down 15.79% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.19 per share. GPK’s profit will be $51.07 million for 19.88 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 27 funds sold all Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares owned while 95 reduced positions. 37 funds bought stakes while 85 increased positions. They now own 309.89 million shares or 1.43% more from 305.53 million shares in 2016Q1.

Babson Capital Mgmt Limited Liability holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 194,700 shares. Spot Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 5,200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Gp reported 23.90M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Prudential Fincl Inc accumulated 0% or 11,989 shares. Wedge Mgmt L L P Nc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Federated Invsts Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 436,616 shares. Cap Fund Mgmt Sa holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 567,716 shares. Great West Life Assurance Communications Can last reported 40,296 shares in the company. Moreover, Point72 Asset Mgmt Lp has 0.08% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 879,400 shares. Hancock reported 672,174 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase And Communications accumulated 0.01% or 3.04 million shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Company has 0.09% invested in the company for 110,097 shares. Voya Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 216,316 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Northern Trust has 0.01% invested in the company for 1.82M shares. Reilly Financial Lc holds 1.24% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 540,589 shares.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a well-known provider of paper packaging solutions for a range of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The company has a market cap of $4.06 billion. The Company’s divisions include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, Flexible Packaging, and Corporate and Other. It has a 16.49 P/E ratio. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company’s approximately seven North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled board (CRB).

According to Zacks Investment Research, “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. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely recognized companies in the world.”

GPK Company Profile

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, incorporated on June 21, 2007, is a well-known provider of paper packaging solutions for a range of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company’s divisions include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, Flexible Packaging, and Corporate and Other. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company’s approximately seven North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft (CUK) and coated recycled board (CRB). The Americas Paperboard Packaging segment includes paperboard packaging folding cartons sold primarily to consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies serving the food, beverage and consumer product markets in the Americas. The Europe Paperboard Packaging includes paperboard packaging folding cartons sold primarily to CPG companies serving the food, beverage and consumer product markets in Europe. The Corporate and Other segment includes the Pacific Rim operating segment, and unallocated corporate and one-time costs.

More news for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results” on July 26, 2016. Forbes.com‘s article titled: “RSI Alert: Graphic Packaging Holding Now Oversold” and published on October 25, 2016 is yet another important article.

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