BMO Capital Markets raised the price target for the Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) stock from “a Market perform” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on May 27, 2022, according to finviz. The research report from KeyBanc Capital Markets has downgraded the stock from Sector Weight to Underweight, with a price target set at $17. The stock was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets, who disclosed in a research note on December 20, 2021, from Outperform to Market Perform and set the price objective to $20. In their research brief published November 24, 2021, Raymond James analysts initiated the Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock to Strong Buy with a price target of $24.50.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) raised 0.62% to close Monday’s market session at $22.70, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $22.465 and $22.99 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2751508 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.07 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 1.20% within the last five trades and 6.12% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 6.32% in the last 6 months and 8.87% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. GPK stock is trading at a margin of 2.16%, 1.84% and 4.43% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, GPK deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -5.67 percent below its 52-week high and 26.18 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 19.9. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 8.00 percent and the profit margin is 4.50 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 18.10 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $6.84 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) is 17.35. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 8.89. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.76 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.59, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares are owned by insiders, and 94.10 percent are held by financial institutions. Wentworth Lynn A, the Director at Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has sold 24,200 shares of firm on Nov 17 at a price of $22.46 against the total amount of $0.54 million. In another inside trade, Farrell Michael James, EVP, Mills Division of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) sold 12,779 shares of the firm on Aug 17 for a total worth of $0.3 million at a price of $23.35. An inside trade which took place on Aug 01, SVP and President, EMEA of Graphic Packaging Holding Company Roche Jean Francois sold 46,898 shares of firm against total price of $1.06 million at the cost of $22.50 per share.