Media stories about Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Graphic Packaging earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9730916349061 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Graphic Packaging (GPK) opened at $15.02 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,650.00, a P/E ratio of 15.65, a PEG ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.71. Graphic Packaging has a twelve month low of $12.46 and a twelve month high of $16.74.

Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. Graphic Packaging had a net margin of 15.63% and a return on equity of 57.51%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.14 EPS. analysts forecast that Graphic Packaging will post 0.94 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on Graphic Packaging from $18.00 to $17.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Graphic Packaging in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on Graphic Packaging from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Graphic Packaging from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.10.

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Graphic Packaging Company Profile

Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a range of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company’s segments include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, and Corporate and Other. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company’s North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled board.

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