The Price Of WestRock Company (WRK) Has Climbed $50.68 Past Week

The stock of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) increased by remained unchanged at $48.59, up 0.02 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,642,780 shares of common stock traded. 23 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $5.06. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,638,210, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,491,912.

WRK stock dropped -3.23% since last month. On 10/18/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $46.44. The stock touched a high of $62.03 on 05/17/21, after rallying from a low of $36.59 in 52 weeks. The price of WRK stock has risen by 11.62% or $5.06 this year, reaching a new high 23 times. Still, the stock price is down -21.67% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 228 days since WestRock Company (WRK) last reported insider trading activity on Mar 11. On Mar 11, President – Corrugated Pkging Chalovich Jeffrey Wayne sold 19,600 shares at $51.23 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $1,004,108. On Mar 09, VOORHEES STEVEN C sold 78,048 shares at a price of US$52.95. After the transaction, the insider now owns 1,196,553 shares. President – Corrugated Pkging Chalovich Jeffrey Wayne had earlier sold 13,634 shares on Nov 17 for $43.55 a share. The transaction was completed for $593,761.

Valuation Metrics

The PE ratio of WestRock Company has varied between 104.94 and 4.795 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 1.22. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.72, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.13, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 8.71.

WestRock Company’s dividend is $0.96 per share per year. On Aug. 24, the company paid $0.24 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.24 last year. A $0.04 dividend increase was reported on Wednesday May 5 2021, making it the 2 consecutive year the dividend has increased. Over the last three years, dividends have increased by -34.66%.

For the three months ended June 29, WestRock Company’s quick ratio was 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.50, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 0.71, and the total debt to equity ratio is 0.76. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 17.90% percent. WestRock Company’s EBITDA margin for the year ended June 29 was 14.97%, whereas its operating margin stood at -1.30% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $3.2 billion and revenue of $17.58 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. WRK’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been -2.20%. There was a -2.10% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was -5.80%. ROE has averaged 12.51 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to WestRock Company’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $4.82 billion, while revenues rose by 12.04% to $4.44 billion. It was predicted that WestRock Company’s quarterly earnings would be $1, but it ended up being $0.97, beating the consensus by 3.10%. EBITDA was $751.3 million for the quarter. At the end of WestRock Company’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its liabilities totaled 17.94 billion, while its total debt was $9.7 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $267.01 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at WestRock Company’s (WRK) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 43.16%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 36.69% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 40.89% and 37.24% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 1.39. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 38.67%, the RSI (14) reading is 43.86%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at -0.07, and the 14-day reading is at -0.84.

Analyst Ratings

In its analyst report released on October 13, 2021, Truist began covering WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK). The stock was rated as a Hold by the brokerage firm. Analysts have assigned WestRock Company (WRK) an Overweight rating. WRK is a stock that is recommended for selling by 1 brokerage firm, while 3 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 1 rate it overweight and 9 others recommend it as a buy.

What is WRK’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $45.00 and $84.00, with a median target price of $62.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for WestRock Company (WRK) is $60.67.


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