$0.19 EPS Expected for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK)

October 9, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

 $0.19 EPS Expected for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.50, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 31 investors sold Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares while 96 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 288.07 million shares or 0.29% less from 288.91 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Pacad Invest Ltd holds 46,900 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Moreover, Clayton Dubilier Rice Limited Liability Co has 0.1% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 214,935 shares. Stifel, a Missouri-based fund reported 305,735 shares. Tradewinds Mgmt Limited Liability Company, a Washington-based fund reported 50 shares. Fmr Limited Com holds 0.05% or 27.51 million shares. Envestnet Asset stated it has 0% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Delta Asset Mgmt Tn reported 400 shares. Jefferies Group Inc Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.01% or 119,219 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reported 377,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Incorporated Md has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). 191,828 were accumulated by Voya Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Com. 61,737 are owned by State Of Wisconsin Investment Board. Schroder Invest Gru accumulated 74,287 shares.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on October, 24 before the open. They expect $0.19 EPS, down 5.00 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.2 per share. GPK’s profit will be $58.91M for 18.63 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.67 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 on October 6, reaching $14.16. About 4.34M shares traded or 34.78% up from the average. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has risen 2.85% since October 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Graphic Packaging Holding Company had 28 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 3 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was initiated by Vertical Research with “Buy”. On Thursday, May 12 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 25. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Monday, October 3 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 8 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GPK in report on Monday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 12.

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 $4.39 billion. The Company’s divisions include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, and Corporate and Other. It has a 26.07 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.

More news for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” on September 13, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “Graphic Packaging Completes Acquisition of Spain-Based Norgraft Packaging, SA” and published on October 04, 2017 is yet another important article.

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