Graphic Packaging (GPK) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Buy

Doris Richards
April 19, 2018

(MDR) stock price rose 1.95% with the closing value of $6.28 during Monday trading session. Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) has declined 27.78% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 45.30% the S&P500. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Graphic Packaging Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.96B market cap company. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc bought 6.13 million shares as the company's stock declined 0.20% with the market. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Graphic Packaging from a "buy" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. The company has PEG ratio of 1.42 and price to cash ratio of 73.70.

Based on a recent bid, this stock (GPK) was trading at a distance of -4.30% from 52-week high and 26.64% away from its 52-week low price. That compares with the recent volume average of 2.78 million. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has risen 19.37% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.82% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stericycle, Inc. (NYSE:KR) to report earnings on June, 21. The expected future growth in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important factor.in identifying an under-valued stock. A stock that has a beta score higher than 1 means that volatility is high, while less than 1 means that volatility is low. They expect $0.63 EPS, up 8.62% or $0.05 from last year's $0.58 per share.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in Q4 2017. It's up 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 58 investors sold C shares while 480 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. Advisory Ser Ntwk, a Georgia-based fund reported 387 shs. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by The Kroger Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 21,200 shares. Halbert Hargrove Russell Limited Company has 0.09% invested in Citigroup Inc. About 4.24M shares traded. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 343,472 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,358,163.20. 102,299 are held by Koshinski Asset Mgmt Inc. Parametric Associates holds 0.11% or 1.92 million shares in its portfolio. Salzhauer Michael stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Coastway Bancorp, Inc. Bluemountain Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 362,804 shares stake.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) closed at $39.15 by scoring 5.73%. Missouri-based Enterprise Finance Ser Corp has invested 0.03% in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). (NYSE:PBF). Etrade Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 15,468 shares or 0.02% of the stock. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider Callahan Don sold $536,410. $1.39 million worth of Stericycle, Inc. (NYSE:C) was sold by Fraser Jane Nind. National Bank Of America De holds 0.01% in Stericycle, Inc.

This company shares (STI) so far managed to recover 25.89% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Two analysts have made estimates for Graphic Packaging's earnings.


The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. Therefore 58% are positive.

On average, analysts expect that Graphic Packaging will report full year sales of $1.55 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $6.19 billion to $6.29 billion. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Buy" on Friday, September 1. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, January 20 by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 12. On Monday, December 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Northcoast to "Buy". Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Graphic Packaging in a report on Thursday, February 1st. The stock of PBF Energy Inc. The firm has "Sell" rating by Societe Generale given on Tuesday, September 13. The stock has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 30.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) exchanged hands 2,001,346 shares versus average trading capacity of 2.78M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.72. Therefore 85% are positive.

GPK's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale presents no change from 1.77 thirty days ago to 1.77 now, which indicates a buy consensus from the analyst community. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $17.21. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $19.0 target. (NASDAQ:GILD) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by Credit Suisse. California State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 78 investors sold KR shares while 251 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $1.05 as it actually earned $1.09 per share in its last reported financial results. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd owns 6,953 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Greenwood Cap Limited Com has invested 0.09% of its capital in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). The company now has a Return on Equity of 26.10% and Return on Investment of 7.10%. Point72 Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership, a Connecticut-based fund reported 3.03M shares. Alliancebernstein LP holds 900,510 shares. The ERP5 of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) is 6711.

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