Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE: GPK) May Be Attracting Institutional Investments

After Hours

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Stocks Info

Graphic Packaging Holding Co is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Packaging & Containers industry. The current market capitalization of Graphic Packaging Holding Co is $8.93B. A total of 2.34 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.93M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Farrell Michael James sold 28,080 shares of GPK for 27.29 per share on Mar 12 ’24. After the transaction, the EVP, Mills Division now owns 106,926 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 27 ’24, Yost Joseph P sold 70,000 shares at 26.20 per share. GPK shares that EVP & President, International owns now total 205,231.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Scherger Stephen R. disposed of 160,492 shares on May 09 ’23 at a per-share price of $25.81. This resulted in the EVP and CFO holding 427,548 shares of GPK after the transaction.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Graphic Packaging Holding Co pays an annual dividend of $0.40, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.37%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.48. GPK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/14/2024 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/5/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/5/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 12/14/2023. The GPK stock dividend was $0.10 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GPK has a high of $29.28 and a low of $20.07.

As of this writing, GPK has an earnings estimate of $0.63 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.67 per share and a lower estimate of $0.57. The company reported an EPS of $0.74 in the last quarter, which was 4.20% higher than expectations of $0.71.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on 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 $6.06B in debt and $2.05B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $9.09, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.89B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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 4.11.

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