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Value Investing Philosophy And Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $23.28. The Graphic Packaging Holding Company has recorded 162,125 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Graphic Packaging Holding Company President and Chief Executive Officer to Present at Jefferies Conference on September 7.

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Stocks Info

GPK belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Packaging & Containers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.28 and fluctuated between $23.43 as its day high and $23.19 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Graphic Packaging Holding Company is $7.11B. A total of 4.14 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.60M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, GPK has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 19 BUYs and 18 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,013,887 shares during that period but sold 698,245.

In the most recent transaction, Scherger Stephen R. sold 160,492 shares of GPK for 25.81 per share on May 09. After the transaction, the EVP and CFO now owns 427,548 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 28, Yost Joseph P sold 60,000 shares at 23.99 per share. GPK shares that EVP & President, International owns now total 209,250.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Wentworth Lynn A disposed of 24,200 shares on Nov 17 at a per-share price of $22.46. This resulted in the Director holding 92,021 shares of GPK after the transaction.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Graphic Packaging Holding Company pays an annual dividend of $0.40, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.72%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.20. GPK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/14/2023 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/5/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/5/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/14/2023. The GPK stock dividend was $0.10 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GPK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $29.82 with high estimates of $35.00 and low estimates of $26.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GPK has a high of $27.56 and a low of $19.46.

As of this writing, GPK has an earnings estimate of $GSK plc per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Gap, Inc. (The) estimates, with a high estimate of $Genco Shipping & Trading Limite per share and a lower estimate of $Opko Health, Inc.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. GPK’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $172.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.79B in debt and $2.05B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $7.95, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.89B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for GPK is Buy with a score of 4.44.

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