Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] Is Currently 1.13 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Dose This Mean?

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE: GPK] price surged by 1.13 percent to reach at $0.2. The company report on June 25, 2021 that Benchmark Announces Appointment Of Lynn Wentworth To The Board Of Directors And Announces Board Member Resignation Of Merilee Raines.

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Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE) announced the appointment of Lynn Wentworth as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective June 25, 2021. Benchmark also announced the resignation of Merilee Raines, who has served as a board member since 2018, also effective June 25, 2021.

“On behalf of the entire board, I want to thank Merilee for her contributions to Benchmark, where she has served as a valued member of the Audit Committee, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” said David W. Scheible, Chairman of the Board. “We are also excited to welcome Lynn Wentworth to the Board of Directors. Lynn brings a wealth of financial, operational and strategy expertise demonstrated by an impressive track record of growth and diversification for the companies she has served. We look forward to benefitting from Lynn’s insights, perspectives, and experience in support of furthering Benchmark’s strategic growth objectives.”.

A sum of 3105768 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 3.72M shares. Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares reached a high of $17.9271 and dropped to a low of $17.62 until finishing in the latest session at $17.89.

The one-year GPK stock forecast points to a potential upside of 16.05. The average equity rating for GPK stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

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 $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 0.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.77. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.22, 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 6.17 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

GPK Stock Performance Analysis:

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 2.99. With this latest performance, GPK shares gained by 1.25% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.03% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 32.62% 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 49.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.79 for Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.28, while it was recorded at 17.71 for the last single week of trading, and 16.55 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 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

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 $4,961 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 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; FULLER & THALER ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC., holding 17,874,283 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $319.77 million in GPK stocks shares; and SHAPIRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $265.33 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 141 institutional holders increased their position in Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK] by around 42,760,859 shares. Additionally, 158 investors decreased positions by around 16,986,005 shares, while 36 investors held positions by with 217,567,365 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 277,314,229 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPK stock had 34 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,375,974 shares, while 50 institutional investors sold positions of 2,945,699 shares during the same period.

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