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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GPK. The maximum price target given was 17.5, which equates to a potential upside of 33.08 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, which equates to a potential downside of 14.07 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.82 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.82 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GPK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 21.8 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of GPK is 1.1.

GPK has a 52-week high of 14.70 and a 52-week low of 12.00. Currently the stock is 9.58 percent higher than its low, and 10.54 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.11 billion. GPK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.