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How to buy Packaging Corp of America stock

Learn how to easily invest in Packaging Corp of America stock.

Packaging Corp of America is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Packaging Corp of America shares (PKG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Packaging Corp of America stock price (NYSE: PKG)

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Packaging Corp of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$144.42
52-week range$108.49 - $163.65
50-day moving average $132.42
200-day moving average $137.13
Wall St. target price$132.79
PE ratio 12.8181
Dividend yield $4.75 (3.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.01

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Is it a good time to buy Packaging Corp of America stock?

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Packaging Corp of America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $144.42 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-31) 1.21%
1 month (2023-01-03) 11.90%
3 months (2022-11-03) 19.13%
6 months (2022-08-04) 4.85%
1 year (2022-02-07) -2.68%
2 years (2021-02-05) 9.89%
3 years (2020-02-07) 51.35%
5 years (2018-02-07) 43.89%

Is Packaging Corp of America stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Packaging Corp of America's P/E ratio

Packaging Corp of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Packaging Corp of America shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

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

Packaging Corp of America's PEG ratio

Packaging Corp of America's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.83. 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 Packaging Corp of America's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Packaging Corp of America's EBITDA

Packaging Corp of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Packaging Corp of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Packaging Corp of America financials

Revenue TTM $8.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.93%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.49%
Return on equity TTM 27.18%
Profit margin 12.15%
Book value $43.15
Market capitalisation $13.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Packaging Corp of America share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.68% of net profits

Recently Packaging Corp of America has paid out, on average, around 42.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Packaging Corp of America shareholders could enjoy a 3.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Packaging Corp of America's case, that would currently equate to about $4.75 per share.

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

Packaging Corp of America's most recent dividend payout was on 12 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Packaging Corp of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Packaging Corp of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $108.4879 up to $163.6519. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PKG.US volatility(beta: 0.88)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 Packaging Corp of America's is 0.8807. This would suggest that Packaging Corp of America's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Packaging Corp of America overview

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. The company operates through Packaging and Paper segments. The Packaging segment offers various containerboard and corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations; and honeycomb protective packaging products, as well as packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products. This segment sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization, independent brokers, and distribution partners. The Paper segment manufactures and sells commodity and specialty papers, as well as communication papers, including cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers. This segment sells white papers through its sales and marketing organization. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Packaging Corp of America is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.408% of Packaging Corp of America shares are held by insiders and 97.108% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Packaging Corp of America?
Packaging Corp of America's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Packaging Corp of America based?
Packaging Corp of America's address is: 1 North Field Court, Lake Forest, IL, United States, 60045
What is Packaging Corp of America's ISIN number?
Packaging Corp of America's international securities identification number is: US6951561090
What is Packaging Corp of America's CUSIP number?
Packaging Corp of America's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 695156109

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