How did Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) surprise investors with its report?

A share price of Graphic Packaging Holding Company [GPK] is currently trading at $22.53, up 1.12%. 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 gain 4.21% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 8.06%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 25, October 2022, Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Q3 2022 Highlights.

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.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company experienced fluctuations in its stock price throughout the past year between $17.63 and $24.07. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $27.00 within the next 12 months. Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE: GPK] shares were valued at $22.53 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 19.84% based on the average GPK price forecast.

Analyzing the GPK fundamentals

During the last quarter, Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK] saw sales of 2.45 billion, an improvement of 37.50%. 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 22.25 points at the first support level, and at 21.97 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 22.71, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 22.89.

Ratios To Look Out For

A current ratio of 1.30 is a noteworthy aspect of Graphic Packaging Holding Company [NYSE:GPK]. 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 17.22.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 2 insider purchases of 44,519 shares and 2 insider sales of 37,982 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.