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Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) saw an upside of 0.97% to close Tuesday at $22.92 after adding $0.22 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,397,740 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $23.30 in the past week and touched a new high 4 times within the past 5 days. An average of 2,667,010 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,002,114.

GPK’s 1-month performance is 5.14% or $0.74 on its low of $21.54 reached on 01/03/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $17.99 and high of $24.07, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/24/23. YTD, GPK has achieved 3.01% or $0.67 and has reached a new high 5 times. However, the current price is down -4.76% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

GPK stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Nov 17.Wentworth Lynn A (Director) most recently sold 24,200 shares at $22.46 per share on Nov 17. This transaction cost the insider $543,532. EVP, Mills Division, Farrell Michael James, sold 12,779 shares at a price of $23.35 on Aug 17. Then, on Aug 01, SVP and President, EMEA Roche Jean Francois sold 46,898 shares at a price of $22.50 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,055,205.

Valuation Metrics

GPK stock has a beta of 0.97. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.76 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.62, with the price to cash flow ratio at 10.49.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s quick ratio for the recent period was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 18.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.07 billion against revenue of $7.16 billion.

Earnings Surprise

Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 62.18% to $193.0 million, while revenue of $66.0 million was 65.8% off the previous quarter. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $430.0 million. GPK stock balance sheet for the recent quarter shows that total liabilities totaled 8.22 billion, with total debt at $5.5 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $307.12 million.

Let’s look briefly at Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 63.71% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 17.33%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $22.52, reflecting a +3.10% or $0.69 change from its current price. GPK is currently trading +4.42% above its 20-day SMA, +1.28% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +1.55% and SMA200 by+10.67%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 75.63% and 64.83% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.53. The RSI (14) points at 59.13%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 76.54% with the period’s ATR at 0.52. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.30 and 0.34 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), BMO Capital Markets upgraded it to an Outperform rating. They previously had a Market perform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for GPK stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate GPK as a “sell,”, while 1 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $17.00 and a high of $33.00, with their median price target at $28.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) stock is $27.93.

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