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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GPK. The maximum price target given 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.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -2.82 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, 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 decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GPK to grow at a rate of 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.