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Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) Has An 18 Percent Upside Potential

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) shares traded 0.74% during the most recent session the stock exchanged hands 10,207,458 shares versus average trading capacity of 5.04M shares, yielding a market cap of $4.27B. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $15.20 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 10 opinions, the mean target was last revised on 04/13/17.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) high price target of $17.00 and with a conservative view have low price target of $14.00 with a standard deviation of $1.30. If seeing target price from optimistic overview then it has an 18 percent upside potential from the latest closing price of $13.68.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) received “Downgrade” rating by Jefferies in a research note issued to investors on Jan-20-17 from Buy to Hold.

Additionally on Dec-07-16 Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) was “Upgraded” by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy and on Nov-22-16 the stock was “Initiated” by CLSA as Outperform. Furthermore on Oct-03-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 68.08 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.26, Consequently Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.51%, 1.70% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.19.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has an analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.10. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

Previously Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter on 4/25/2017 Before Market Open, beating the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.01. The company posted an earnings surprise of 7.69%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -5.30% whereas during current quarter it has -40.00% estimations over growth. Past 5 years growth of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) observed at 30.17%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 18.53% over growth.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.04B according to 9 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $1.06B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.01B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.33B compared to low analyst estimates of $4.26B and high estimates of $4.5B according 9 number of analysts.

Currently Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.60%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 98.10%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -0.50%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.45%.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) is trading -4.96% away from its 52 week high of $14.39 and +16.91% far from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was $11.70. The stock hit its 52-week high on 09/08/16, and 52-week low on 06/28/16. The company’s trailing twelve month income is 228.00M dollars and is paying 2.19% dividend yield annually.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $4.30B, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.98. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $3.33 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 4.11, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.19, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 71.20. The stock has a current PEG ratio of 1.04 where as its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 19.29.

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