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WestRock Co (WRK) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK) is 24.42% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $26.85 and a high of $52.13 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 WRK stock was last observed hovering at around $51.10 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.56%.

Currently trading at $51.66, the stock is 5.14% and 6.63% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.76 million and changing 1.10% at the moment leaves the stock 27.03% off its SMA200. WRK registered 87.11% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 35.13%.

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The stock witnessed a 8.76% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 22.16%, and is 0.08% up 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 0.82% over the week and 1.33% over the month.

WestRock Co (WRK) has around 56100 employees, a market worth around $13.34B and $19.46B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 43.62 and Fwd P/E is 14.38. Profit margin for the company is 1.57%. Distance from 52-week low is 92.40% and -0.90% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.67%).

The EPS is expected to shrink by -30.02% this year.

WestRock Co (WRK) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 256.40M, and float is at 256.34M with Short Float at 4.05%.

WestRock Co (WRK) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Singleton Denise R,the company’sEVP, General Counsel & Sec. SEC filings show that Singleton Denise R sold 9,700 shares of the company’s common stock on May 03 ’24 at a price of $51.46 per share for a total of $0.5 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 74946.0 shares.

WestRock Co disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on May 03 ’24 that O’Neal John L (President, Global Paper) sold a total of 6,965 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on May 03 ’24 and was made at $51.47 per share for $0.36 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 60491.0 shares of the WRK stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 03 ’24, Kivits Patrick M. (President, Corrugated Pkg) disposed off 6,000 shares at an average price of $51.44 for $0.31 million. The insider now directly holds 51,502 shares of WestRock Co (WRK).

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