Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE:GPK) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Crashed in Q2 2017

October 13, 2017 - By Vivian Park

 Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE:GPK) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index  Crashed in  Q2 2017

Sentiment for Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE:GPK)

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE:GPK) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down -0.50, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. The ratio dived, as 105 funds started new or increased equity positions, while 127 reduced and sold their stock positions in Graphic Packaging Holding Co. The funds in our partner’s database now possess: 288.07 million shares, down from 288.91 million shares in 2017Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Graphic Packaging Holding Co in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 31 Reduced: 96 Increased: 77 New Position: 28.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a well-known provider of paper packaging solutions for a range of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The company has market cap of $4.36 billion. The Company’s divisions include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, and Corporate and Other. It has a 26.11 P/E ratio. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company’s North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled board.

The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $14.18. About shares traded. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has risen 2.85% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500.

Wall Street await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to release earnings on October, 24 before the open. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.19, down exactly $0.01 or 5.00 % from 2014’s $0.2 EPS. The expected GPK’s profit could reach $58.42 million giving the stock 18.66 P/E in the case that $0.19 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.15 EPS for the previous quarter, Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s analysts now forecast 26.67 % EPS growth.

Hoplite Capital Management L.P. holds 4% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company for 5.00 million shares. Osterweis Capital Management Inc owns 2.88 million shares or 3.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. has 2.44% invested in the company for 2.43 million shares. The New York-based Mrj Capital Inc has invested 2.12% in the stock. Ksa Capital Management Llc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 25,000 shares.#img1#

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 82% of Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating Graphic Packaging Holding Company, 9 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $1400 while the high is $17.5. The stock’s average target of $15.64 is 10.30% above today’s ($14.18) share price. GPK was included in 29 notes of analysts from September 2, 2015. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy”. CLSA initiated Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Tuesday, November 22 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by Macquarie Research. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, May 12 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 13 by Jefferies. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating.

More recent Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” on September 13, 2017. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Graphic Packaging Announces Release Date for Third Quarter 2017 Earnings” on October 09, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Graphic Packaging Completes Acquisition of Spain-Based Norgraft Packaging, SA” with publication date: October 04, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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