Update from Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK): A steady trajectory

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK) closed the day trading at $22.53 up 1.12% from the previous closing price of $22.28. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.25 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2227987 shares were traded. GPK stock price reached its highest trading level at $22.61 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $22.15.

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For a better understanding of GPK, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 83.45 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 10.38. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.50 and its Current Ratio is at 1.30. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 2.81 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 2.66.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, BMO Capital Markets on May 27, 2022, Upgraded its rating to Outperform and sets its target price to $25 from $20 previously.

On May 10, 2022, Exane BNP Paribas Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $26.

KeyBanc Capital Markets Downgraded its Sector Weight to Underweight on January 18, 2022, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $17.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Aug 17 when Farrell Michael James sold 12,779 shares for $23.35 per share. The transaction valued at 298,390 led to the insider holds 44,902 shares of the business.

Roche Jean Francois sold 46,898 shares of GPK for $1,055,205 on Aug 01. The SVP and President, EMEA now owns 84 shares after completing the transaction at $22.50 per share.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Graphic’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 17.22, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 9.00. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.60. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.76 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 3.56.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, GPK has reached a high of $24.07, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $17.63. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 21.58, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 21.20.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, GPK traded about 2.85M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, GPK traded about 3.29M shares per day. A total of 308.80M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 303.65M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 98.60% stake in the company. Shares short for GPK as of Oct 13, 2022 were 8.17M with a Short Ratio of 7.86M, compared to 8.39M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.65% and a Short% of Float of 2.68%.

Dividends & Splits

GPK’s forward annual dividend rate is 0.40, up from 0.30 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 1.35%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 1.73%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.93. The current Payout Ratio is 22.90% for GPK, which recently paid a dividend on Jan 04, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Dec 13, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jan 02, 2000 when the company split stock in a 9:5 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Current recommendations for the stock of the company come from 0 analysts. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0, with high estimates of $0 and low estimates of $0.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0 and $0 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0. EPS for the following year is $0, with 0 analysts recommending between $0 and $0.