421 institutions hold shares in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK), with 2.37M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.89% while institutional investors hold 98.64% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 269.50M, and float is at 240.95M with Short Float at 1.93%. Institutions hold 97.77% of the Float.
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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 23.87 million shares valued at $336.38 million. The investor’s holdings represent 8.82% of the GPK Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 13.72 million shares valued at $232.4 million to account for 5.07% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Shapiro Capital Management Company, Inc. which holds 12.77 million shares representing 4.72% and valued at over $180.0 million, while Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. holds 4.64% of the shares totaling 12.58 million with a market value of $177.2 million.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK) is -4.25% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $10.40 and a high of $18.22 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The GPK stock was last observed hovering at around $16.19 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.03%.
Currently trading at $16.22, the stock is -1.11% and -3.24% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.29 million and changing 0.19% at the moment leaves the stock 9.16% off its SMA200. GPK registered 0.87% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 16.44%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $16.87 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $15.29.
The stock witnessed a -6.41% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 4.44%, and is -2.76% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.70% over the week and 2.88% over the month.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has around 18775 employees, a market worth around $4.31B and $6.56B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 26.63 and Fwd P/E is 11.08. Profit margin for the company is 2.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 55.89% and -10.98% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.50%).
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Analyst Forecasts
Graphic Packaging Holding Company is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/27/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.29 with sales reaching $1.68B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -14.70% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 4.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 5.20% in year-over-year returns.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Insider Activity
A total of 2 insider transactions have happened at Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 1 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Yost Joseph P, the company’s EVP and President, Americas. SEC filings show that Yost Joseph P sold 60,000 shares of the company’s common stock on May 18 at a price of $13.23 per share for a total of $0.79 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.12 million shares.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Apr 02 that Venturelli Larry M (Director) bought a total of 162 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Apr 02 and was made at $11.91 per share for $1928.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 66307.0 shares of the GPK stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 17, Venturelli Larry M (Director) acquired 8,100 shares at an average price of $12.10 for $97970.0. The insider now directly holds 65,438 shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK).
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include WestRock Company (WRK) that is trading 7.32% up over the past 12 months. Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) is 31.22% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 16.31% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 3.9 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.89.