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.

GPK was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 17.5, which equates to a potential upside of 33.08 percent. The minimum price target given was 15, which equates to a potential downside of 14.07 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -8.7 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.7 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.82 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.82 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, 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 below the high by 10.54 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.