Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] is 6.97% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE: GPK] loss -0.22% on the last trading session, reaching $18.12 price per share at the time. The company report on May 27, 2021 that Graphic Packaging Holding Company Declares Quarterly Dividend.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share of common stock to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2021. The dividend is payable on July 5, 2021.

About Graphic Packaging Holding CompanyGraphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of sustainable fiber-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and paper-based foodservice products in the United States, and holds leading market positions in coated recycled paperboard, coated unbleached kraft paperboard and solid bleached sulfate paperboard. The Company’s customers include many of the world’s most widely-recognized companies and brands. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available on the Company’s web site at www.graphicpkg.com.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company represents 284.20 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $5.15 billion with the latest information. GPK stock price has been found in the range of $18.01 to $18.26.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.41M shares, GPK reached a trading volume of 4707835 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $21.31 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on May 03, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on April 28, 2021, representing the official price target for Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $22, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on GPK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Graphic Packaging Holding Company is set at 0.42, 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 3.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.41. Price to Free Cash Flow for GPK in the course of the last twelve months was 6.25 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for GPK stock

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.80. With this latest performance, GPK shares dropped by -4.18% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 16.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 21.77% 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 46.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.26, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.91 for Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.44, while it was recorded at 17.98 for the last single week of trading, and 16.29 for the last 200 days.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]

There are presently around $5,025 million, or 95.80% of GPK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,057,564, which is approximately 1.237% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; FULLER & THALER ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC., holding 17,874,283 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $323.88 million in GPK stocks shares; and SHAPIRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $268.74 million in GPK stock with ownership of nearly 11.86% 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 142 institutional holders increased their position in Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK] by around 42,764,359 shares. Additionally, 159 investors decreased positions by around 16,986,936 shares, while 35 investors held positions by with 217,562,934 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 277,314,229 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPK stock had 35 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,379,474 shares, while 51 institutional investors sold positions of 2,946,630 shares during the same period.

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