Graphic Packaging (GPK) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
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:
- [$$] Boxboard Leader (finance.yahoo.com)
- Graphic Packaging (GPK) Price Target Cut to $17.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)
- Verso to restart No. 3 paper machine, bringing back 120 jobs (centralmaine.com)
- Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Graphic Packaging (GPK) (americanbankingnews.com)
- $1.55 Billion in Sales Expected for Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
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.
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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