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Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) is Gaining Momentum on Earnings Catalyst

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The Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) shares are trading at higher $14.06 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $16.54.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $16.95 and the low is $10.40. Over the last 52 weeks, GPK is down -17.05% while the S&P 500 is up 0.76%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, GPK reported a profit of $320.8 million. Graphic Packaging Holding Company also saw revenues increase to $1.6 billion. In addition, GPK has free cash flow of -$232.4 million as of 03-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $273.6 million which compares well with its peers.

GPK booked profit margins of 2.20%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 8.80%, and its Return on Assets is 1.90%. All told, it is clear that, GPK needs to be on your watchlist.

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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. GPK has a short ratio of 2.08 and outstanding shares of 288.90M.

Company Outlook

GPK has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.9 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.46. Graphic Packaging Holding Company GPK also noted assets of $7.45 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as GPK has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Graphic Packaging Holding Company GPK has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, GPK represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company GPK is now commanding a market cap of 3.87B and a float of 276.71M. GPK is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of GPK stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in GPK, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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