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Graphic Packaging (GPK) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Graphic Packaging (GPK) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

IP is therefore the more solvent of the two companies, and has lower financial risk. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $16.25. The Cortina Asset Management Llc holds 277,268 shares with $3.87 million value, down from 433,014 last quarter.

Graphic Packaging (NYSE GPK) opened at $16.21 on Monday. It has underperformed by 54.59% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $827.35 million. It operates through three divisions: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions, and Other. Graphic Packaging Holding Company had 35 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Analysts expect GPK to grow earnings at a 16.12% annual rate over the next 5 years. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 0.49% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) or 1.82 million shares. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Graphic Packaging by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Therefore 62% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Bank of America. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 30. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $15.60. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. Jefferies downgraded Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Friday, January 20 to "Hold" rating. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 14. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, February 14 by Barclays Capital.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) closed up +0.34 points or 2.15% at $16.17 with 3.61 mln shares exchanging hands. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $5 bln. The Company's segments include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, and Corporate and Other. It has a 32.42 P/E ratio. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company's North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled board.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. The fund owned 20,927 shares of the industrial products company's stock after purchasing an additional 6,545 shares during the quarter. 110 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes.

There are 288 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 307.39 million shares in total. Frontier Mgmt Ltd Company has invested 0.17% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Boston Partners now owns 23,242,239 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $324,229,000 after buying an additional 575,011 shares in the last quarter. The investor is now holding $8.95 million shares due in part to a decrease of 28632 new shares in their portfolio. Graphic Packaging Holding Company's dividend payout ratio is 42.25%. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Korea holds 45,918 shares. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. Advisory Service Ntwk Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Cortina Asset Management Llc sold 155,746 shares as Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK)'s stock declined 1.77%.

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According to Zacks, "GRAPHIC PACKAGING CORPORATION, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, is a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies". 102,859 were reported by Redmond Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation.

Cortina Asset Management Llc increased Ceva Inc (NASDAQ:CEVA) stake by 27,555 shares to 137,326 valued at $5.88M in 2017Q3. (NASDAQ:GPRO). Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt invested in 0.02% or 79,690 shares.

Insider trading activity is a great indicator of how a stock is performing, so let's take a look at Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). About 1.59M shares traded. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 12,591 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $174,000 after purchasing an additional 1,874 shares during the last quarter. Graphic Packaging's revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 11,818 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $163,000 after acquiring an additional 1,123 shares during the last quarter.

Ratings analysis reveals 17% of Molina Healthcare's analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Graphic Packaging, 2 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $15. MOH was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 19, 2016. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, September 1. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has "Equal Weight" rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Barclays Capital. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, January 4 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, April 5 by Deutsche Bank.

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