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.

WRK was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, which equates to a potential upside of 18.63 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, implying potential capital losses 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.27 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.01 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.01 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WRK to grow at a rate of 241.5 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WRK is 0.33.

WRK has a 52-week high of 60.36 and a 52-week low of 40.63. Currently the stock is 41.08 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.04 percent. WRK has a price/earnings 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 market cap of WRK is $14.74 billion. WRK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.