New Big Money Means Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Investors Could Reap Benefit

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).

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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.

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