Analyst Ratings for WestRock Co. (WRK)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Buy has been given to WestRock Co. (NYSE:WRK) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for WRK last month.

A buy rating was issued by 12 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WRK. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, implying a possible profit of 18.63 percent. The lowest price target was 41, implying a possible loss of -28.47 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.79 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.27 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.01 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.01 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

WRK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 241.5 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WRK has a PEG ratio of 0.33.

In the last 52-weeks, WRK has achieved a high of 60.36 and a low of 40.63. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 41.08 percent, and 5.04 percent below the high. WRK has a P/E ratio of 80.73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WRK value stock report compares WRK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.74 billion. WRK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.