News stories about Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Graphic Packaging earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.4049656326108 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Graphic Packaging (NYSE GPK) opened at $14.73 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,562.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.19, a PEG ratio of 3.15 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.37, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.71. Graphic Packaging has a 52-week low of $12.46 and a 52-week high of $16.74.

Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. Graphic Packaging had a return on equity of 17.09% and a net margin of 6.82%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.14 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Graphic Packaging will post 0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on GPK shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Graphic Packaging from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Stephens started coverage on Graphic Packaging in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Robert W. Baird boosted their price objective on Graphic Packaging from $16.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Graphic Packaging from $15.50 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.10.

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About Graphic Packaging

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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