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How to buy Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock | $16.59

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares (GPK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Graphic Packaging Holding Company employs 18,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GPK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Graphic Packaging Holding Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$16.59, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company share price

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$16.59
52-week rangeUSD$10.2449 - USD$16.945
50-day moving average USD$15.7326
200-day moving average USD$14.5036
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.17
PE ratio 36.0981
Dividend yield USD$0.3 (1.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.469

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.59 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -7.83%
1 month (2020-12-16) 1.34%
3 months (2020-10-15) 12.93%
6 months (2020-07-15) 17.24%
1 year (2020-01-15) -0.18%
2 years (2019-01-15) 43.64%
3 years (2018-01-12) 16.6
5 years (2016-01-15) 36.88%

Is Graphic Packaging Holding Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Graphic Packaging Holding Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's P/E ratio

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's PEG ratio

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.13. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Graphic Packaging Holding Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's EBITDA

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$856.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Graphic Packaging Holding Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.48%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.5%
Return on equity TTM 8.22%
Profit margin 2.12%
Book value $5.244
Market capitalisation USD$4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares

There are currently 4.8 million Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Graphic Packaging Holding Company's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% down from 5.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares can be evaluated.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Graphic Packaging Holding Company's SIR currently stands at 1.82. In other words for every 100,000 Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1820 shares are currently held short.

However Graphic Packaging Holding Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Graphic Packaging Holding Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Graphic Packaging Holding Company.

Find out more about how you can short Graphic Packaging Holding Company stock.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.3% of net profits

Recently Graphic Packaging Holding Company has paid out, on average, around 28.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Graphic Packaging Holding Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Graphic Packaging Holding Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

While Graphic Packaging Holding Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Graphic Packaging Holding Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Graphic Packaging Holding Company's shares ever split?

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's shares were split on a 9:5 basis on 3 January 2000. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 9 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 44.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares which in turn could have impacted Graphic Packaging Holding Company's share price.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Graphic Packaging Holding Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.2449 up to $16.945. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPK.US volatility(beta: 1.19)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Graphic Packaging Holding Company's is 1.1927. This would suggest that Graphic Packaging Holding Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Graphic Packaging Holding Company overview

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, 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), coated recycled paperboard (CRB), and solid bleached sulfate paperboard (SBS) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard packaging products, such as folding cartons, cups, lids, and food containers primarily to consumer packaged goods, quick-service restaurants, and foodservice companies. It also manufactures corrugated medium products; offers various laminated, coated, and printed packaging structures that are produced from its CUK, CRB, and SBS, as well as other grades of paperboards that are purchased from third-party suppliers; designs and manufactures specialized packaging machines that package bottles and cans, and non-beverage consumer products; and installs its packaging machines at customer plants and provides support, service, and performance monitoring of the machines. The company markets its products primarily through sales offices and broker arrangements with third parties in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Graphic Packaging Holding Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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