After $0.18 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% EPS growth. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 11,818 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $163,000 after acquiring an additional 1,123 shares in the last quarter.
In other Graphic Packaging news, VP Deborah R. Frank sold 38,266 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 8,994,618 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $123,946,000 after buying an additional 696,161 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Graphic Packaging by 6.5% during the third quarter. The stock price mounted 17.39% in three months and raised 15.63% for the last six months trading period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,773 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $148,000 after purchasing an additional 163 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Graphic Packaging by 463.3% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 8,100 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 81.7 percent. That's a potential 13.2 increase relative to where Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has been trading recently. 2,211,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,938,236.
Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 29.75, a price to book ratio of 4.2, and a price to sales ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market cap of $4,788.18, a P/E ratio of 25.34, a PEG ratio of 4.73 and a beta of 1.19. BMO Capital Markets maintained Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Wednesday, October 25 with "Outperform" rating.
Checking in on some valuation rankings, Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has a Value Composite score of 35. The industrial products company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. In the profitability analysis, the company has gross profit margin of 17.20% while net profit margin was at 5.80%.
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Position Lifted by Citadel Advisors LLC" was first posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. Analysts expect that Graphic Packaging Holding Company will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.11244, the 3 month is 1.16996, and the 1 month is now 0.96715. Slightly noticeable ratio of firm is current ratio, which is standing at 1.50.
GPK has been the topic of several research reports. KeyCorp restated a "hold" rating on shares of Graphic Packaging in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. Finally, Stephens began coverage on Graphic Packaging in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock has 233.08 million shares outstanding and Average True Range for 14 days of 1.03. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Union Pacific, 3 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 3 recommend "Hold". There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $15. Investors may use Price to Book to display how the market portrays the value of a stock. Company insiders own 1.02% of the company's stock. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
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