Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE: GPK): Think Like A Lender, Not An Investor

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (NYSE:GPK) currently has a daily average trading volume of 2.79M but it saw 2278087 shares traded in last market. With a market cap of 8.62B USD, the company’s current market price of $28.06 came falling about -1.47 while comparing to the previous closing price of $28.48. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $29.50 and as low as $20.07.

Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) gives us an average price of $27.38, while its current price level is -4.88% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 39.81% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $27.76 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $24.44. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 1.66% during that period while stretching the period over a month that increases to 2.08%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 55.22 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.

Raymond James issued its recommendations for the stock as it resumed the price target for the stock is $30.

Over the week, GPK’s stock price is moving 1.37% up while it is 2.33% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is 13.83% up and over the past year, the stock is showing an upside performance of 8.63%.

The latest quarterly earnings report issued by the company reported quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of 0.66 beaten by the consensus estimate of 0.73 for the same. In next quarter, company is expected to be making quarterly sales of $2.31B as analysts are expecting the sales for current fiscal year at $9.05B and seeing the company making $9.19B in sales next year. Moreover, analysts are in estimates of $2.26B for current-quarter revenue.

Currently, Graphic Packaging Holding Co’s total number of outstanding shares is 306.06M. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at 8.75% and return on equity (ROE) at 26.37%. It has a price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 12.73 while having a 9.72 of forward P/E ratio. Stock’s beta reads 0.87. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 3.02 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 0.93. Its return on asset (ROA) is 6.21% on average.