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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PKG. The highest price target was 128, implying a possible profit of 17.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 66, implying a possible loss of -39.23 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.68 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.88 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.25 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.66 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

PKG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 22.25 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PKG has a PEG ratio of 1.

In the last 52-weeks, PKG has achieved a high of 114.31 and a low of 73.34. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.08 percent, and 5 percent lower than its 52-week 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.