Analyst Ratings for Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (GPK)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE:GPK) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, GPK was issued an average rating of Buy.

8 analysts declared GPK a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GPK. The most optimistic price target was 17.5, implying potential capital gains of 33.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, implying potential capital losses of 14.07 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -8.7 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.7 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.82 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.82 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GPK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 21.8 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GPK has a PEG ratio of 1.1.

GPK has traded between a high of 14.70 and a low of 12.00 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.58 percent, and 10.54 percent below the high. GPK has a P/E ratio of 23.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GPK value stock report compares GPK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GPK is $4.11 billion. GPK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.