This is why Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Stock is one of the options for the Longer run

At the time of writing, Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] stock is trading at $20.83, up down -1.98%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The GPK shares have lost -8.24% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -9.98%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 2, August 2022, Graphic Packaging Holding Company Declares Quarterly Dividend. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share of common stock to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2022.  The dividend is payable on October 5, 2022.

From an analyst’s perspective:

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE: GPK] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on May 27, 2022, when BMO Capital Markets upgraded its rating to a Outperform and also boosted its price target to $25 from $20. Previously, Exane BNP Paribas upgraded its rating to Outperform on May 10, 2022, and kept the price target unchanged to $26. On January 18, 2022, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Underweight but maintained its price target of $17 on the stock. BMO Capital Markets downgraded its rating to a Market Perform and decreased its price target to $20 on December 20, 2021. Raymond James initiated its recommendation with a Strong Buy and recommended $24.50 as its price target on November 24, 2021. UBS upgraded its rating to Buy for this stock on November 15, 2021, but kept the price target unchanged to $25. In a note dated October 13, 2021, Robert W. Baird upgraded an Outperform rating on this stock and boosted its target price from $20 to $24.

For the past year, the stock price of Graphic Packaging Holding Company fluctuated between $17.63 and $24.07. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $26.63 within the next 12 months. Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE: GPK] shares were valued at $20.83 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 27.84% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the GPK fundamentals

According to Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK], the company’s sales were 2.36 billion in the recent quarter, which represents an 35.80% jump. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +15.05% with Operating Margin at +7.70%, Pretax Margin comes in at +4.04%, and Net Margin reading is +2.85%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 20.61 points at the first support level, and at 20.38 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 21.27, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 21.70.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] reported earnings per share of $0.59 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.5/share, meaning a difference of $0.09 and a surprise factor of 18.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2022 were $0.45 per share as compared to estimates of $0.36 per share, a difference of $0.09 representing a surprise of 25.00%.

Ratios To Look Out For

It is important to note that Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK] has a current ratio of 1.30. Further, the Quick Ratio stands at 0.54, while the Cash Ratio is 0.08. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 0.81, the price to book ratio is 3.17 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 22.62.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 0 insider purchases of 0 shares and 2 insider sales of 59,677 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis. Recent insider trading involved Farrell Michael James, EVP, Mills Division, that happened on Aug 17 when 12779.0 shares were sold. SVP and President, EMEA, Roche Jean Francois completed a deal on Aug 01 to sell 46898.0 shares.