Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.31

News coverage about Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Graphic Packaging Holding Company earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 42 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK)

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on GPK. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company in a report on Friday, April 14th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.30 price target (up previously from $16.10) on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.40.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE GPK) traded down 1.51% on Tuesday, reaching $13.08. 2,544,366 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $13.54 and a 200 day moving average of $13.12. Graphic Packaging Holding Company has a 12-month low of $11.95 and a 12-month high of $14.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.06 billion, a PE ratio of 20.09 and a beta of 1.19.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.01. Graphic Packaging Holding Company had a net margin of 4.80% and a return on equity of 19.53%. The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.04 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.20 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Graphic Packaging Holding Company will post $0.71 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.075 per share. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.15%.

In other Graphic Packaging Holding Company news, Director G Andrea Botta sold 10,982 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.45, for a total transaction of $147,707.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.02% of the company’s stock.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company 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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