Analyst Ratings for Packaging Corp. of America (PKG)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE:PKG) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, PKG received an average rating of Overweight.

5 analysts declared PKG a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. 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 PKG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 128, which equates to a potential upside of 17.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 66, implying a possible loss of -39.23 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.68 percent. That number becomes 1.88 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.25 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.66 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PKG to grow at a rate of 22.25 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PKG is 1.

PKG has a 52-week high of 114.31 and a 52-week low of 73.34. Today's price is 48.08 percent above the 52-week low, and 5 percent below the high. PKG has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PKG value stock report compares PKG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.23 billion. PKG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.