For Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK], Analyst sees a rise to $22. What next?

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE: GPK] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.85% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.64%. The company report on April 27, 2021 that Graphic Packaging Holding Co. to Host Earnings Call.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE:GPK) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on April 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/76137.

Over the last 12 months, GPK stock rose by 36.03%. The one-year Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock forecast points to a potential upside of 12.87. The average equity rating for GPK stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $5.09 billion, with 269.50 million shares outstanding and 268.17 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.29M shares, GPK stock reached a trading volume of 4781458 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GPK shares is $20.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GPK stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 09, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on March 25, 2021, representing the official price target for Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $18, while UBS analysts kept a Neutral rating on GPK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Graphic Packaging Holding Company is set at 0.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.41, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.63. Price to Free Cash Flow for GPK in the course of the last twelve months was 7.35 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

GPK Stock Performance Analysis:

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.64. With this latest performance, GPK shares dropped by -0.99% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 28.55% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 36.03% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GPK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.73 for Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.59, while it was recorded at 18.44 for the last single week of trading, and 15.75 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Graphic Packaging Holding Company Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.59 and a Gross Margin at +17.26. Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.55.

Return on Total Capital for GPK is now 11.30, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.61. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.17, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.22. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 271.14. Additionally, GPK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 73.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.48. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 231.99, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 62.51.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] managed to generate an average of $8,911 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.21 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.87.Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

GPK Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Graphic Packaging Holding Company posted 0.26/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.19/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 36.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GPK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Graphic Packaging Holding Company go to 21.65%.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $4,632 million, or 95.50% of GPK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 23,763,689, which is approximately -0.461% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; FULLER & THALER ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC., holding 13,820,378 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $248.91 million in GPK stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $247.08 million in GPK stock with ownership of nearly -16.654% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Graphic Packaging Holding Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 129 institutional holders increased their position in Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK] by around 26,747,120 shares. Additionally, 169 investors decreased positions by around 27,618,226 shares, while 41 investors held positions by with 202,821,221 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 257,186,567 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPK stock had 36 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,070,999 shares, while 38 institutional investors sold positions of 2,748,367 shares during the same period.

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