Graphic Packaging Holding Company: This Stock is Set to Soar Above its Peers

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company kicked off the trading day on 09/10/19 with a price increase of 0.66%, equivalent to $0.09 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, GPK had a 52-week range of $10.04 to $15.58. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $13.81 after starting the trading session at $13.69. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $13.98, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $12.87.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $3,637,736, but has maintained average daily volume of $3.50M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $3.99 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $3.28 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $292.07 million, simultaneously with a float of $291.34 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $4.03 billion.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company(GPK) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Feb 27 this organization’s Director bought 15,000 at the rate of 12.25, making the entire transaction hit 183,750 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 65,329. Preceding that transaction, on Feb 25 Company’s EVP and President, Americas exercised an option 39,532 at a price of 0.00, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 0. This particular insider is now the holder of 346,458 in total.

All together, they are the legal holders of 292.07M shares. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc. owns 30,251,100 shares, with The Vanguard Group, Inc. in 2nd place owning 26,406,322 shares and Shapiro Capital Management LLC in third place with total ownership of 16,517,408 shares.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on 6/29/2019, the organization reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $0.21) by $0.03.

This company achieved a net margin of 4.32 while generating a return on equity of 16.02. Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s full-quarter revenue increased by 3.92%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.23 per share during the current fiscal year.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 28.80%, and is forecasted to reach 14.70% in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 14.01% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 10.10% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for Graphic Packaging Holding Company, this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.70. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.31. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $16.58, and its Beta score is 1.35.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.66 for this organization. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 2.57, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 0.22.

In the same vein, GPK’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months was posted at 0.83, a figure that is expected to reach 0.19 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 14.70% at the market close of one year from today’s date.