Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) up 2.39% since start of the year

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE: GPK) is 2.39% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $20.07 and a high of $27.56 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The GPK stock was last observed hovering at around $24.77 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.47%.

Currently trading at $25.24, the stock is -0.75% and 1.87% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.82 million and changing 1.90% at the moment leaves the stock 6.77% off its SMA200. GPK registered 8.79% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 11.73%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.38 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $7.50.

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The stock witnessed a -1.98% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 17.83%, and is -0.04% 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 1.90% over the week and 1.92% over the month.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) has around Dec 14 2023 employees, a market worth around $7.72B and $9.56B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 11.43 and Fwd P/E is 9.19. Profit margin for the company is 7.14%. Distance from 52-week low is 25.76% and -8.42% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (9.28%).

Graphic Packaging Holding Co quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.7 with sales reaching $2.4B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 22.26% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 1.50% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 0.70% in year-over-year returns.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) Top Institutional Holders

613 institutions hold shares in Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK), with institutional investors hold 105.09% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 307.12M, and float is at 302.38M with Short Float at 4.15%. Institutions hold 103.81% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 31.94 million shares valued at $767.56 million. The investor’s holdings represent 10.40% of the GPK Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 30.42 million shares valued at $730.98 million to account for 9.90% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Wellington Management Group, LLP which holds 12.05 million shares representing 3.92% and valued at over $289.63 million, while Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. holds 3.60% of the shares totaling 11.07 million with a market value of $265.99 million.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Scherger Stephen R.,the company’sEVP and CFO. SEC filings show that Scherger Stephen R. sold 160,492 shares of the company’s common stock on May 09 at a price of $25.81 per share for a total of $4.14 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.43 million shares.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 28 that Yost Joseph P (EVP & President, International) sold a total of 60,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 28 and was made at $23.99 per share for $1.44 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.21 million shares of the GPK stock.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. Cl A (AMC) that is trading -88.96% down over the past 12 months. Crown Holdings Inc. (CCK) that is -11.67% lower over the same period.