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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 17.5, implying a possible profit of 33.08 percent. The lowest 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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 price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.