Whittier Trust Co. Buys 10,473 Shares of Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK)

Whittier Trust Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) by 7.6% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 148,013 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,473 shares during the quarter. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in Graphic Packaging were worth $1,575,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Graphic Packaging by 55.6% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 17,873 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $259,000 after acquiring an additional 6,388 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in shares of Graphic Packaging by 3.1% during the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,180,166 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $16,533,000 after purchasing an additional 35,768 shares in the last quarter. AMI Asset Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Graphic Packaging by 19.4% during the third quarter. AMI Asset Management Corp now owns 881,697 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $12,353,000 after purchasing an additional 143,345 shares in the last quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Graphic Packaging by 35.1% during the third quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC now owns 153,393 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $2,149,000 after purchasing an additional 39,853 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pwmco LLC lifted its stake in shares of Graphic Packaging by 4,874.4% during the third quarter. Pwmco LLC now owns 601,900 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $8,467,000 after purchasing an additional 589,800 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of NYSE:GPK traded up $0.01 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $12.68. 50,052 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,708,992. The company has a current ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.75 billion, a PE ratio of 15.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 1.37. Graphic Packaging Holding has a one year low of $10.04 and a one year high of $16.61.



Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 29th. The industrial products company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.51 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.51 billion. Graphic Packaging had a return on equity of 11.67% and a net margin of 3.67%. The business’s revenue was up 35.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Graphic Packaging Holding will post 0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine lowered Graphic Packaging from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Vertical Research set a $18.00 price objective on Graphic Packaging and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Deutsche Bank set a $15.00 price objective on Graphic Packaging and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on Graphic Packaging from $18.00 to $16.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Graphic Packaging from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Graphic Packaging has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.88.

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Graphic Packaging Profile

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies. It operates through three segments: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. The company offers coated unbleached kraft (CUK) and coated recycled paperboard (CRB) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard packaging folding cartons primarily to consumer packaged goods companies.

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