NYSE:GEF - Greif, Inc. Class A Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$54.84 -0.26 (-0.47 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.84
Today's Range$54.74 - $55.55
52-Week Range$47.97 - $65.60
Volume550,643 shs
Average Volume271,067 shs
Market Capitalization$2.64 billion
P/E Ratio18.59
Dividend Yield3.05%
Greif, Inc. Class A logoGreif, Inc. produces and sells industrial packaging products and services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging & Services; Flexible Products & Services; and Land Management. The Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment offers rigid industrial packaging products, including steel, fiber, and plastic drums; rigid intermediate bulk containers; closure systems for industrial packaging products; transit protection products; water bottles, and remanufactured and reconditioned industrial containers; and services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing, and other packaging services. This segment sells its products to customers in the chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agricultural, pharmaceutical and mineral products, and others industries. The Paper Packaging & Services segment provides containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers, and other corrugated products to customers in the packaging, automotive, food, and building products industries. This segment's corrugated container products are used to ship various products, such as home appliances, small machinery, grocery products, automotive components, books, and furniture, as well as various other applications. The Flexible Products & Services segment offers flexible intermediate bulk containers comprising polypropylene-based woven fabric, as well as related services to the agricultural, food, and other industries. The Land Management segment engages in harvesting and regeneration of timber properties; and sale of timberland and special use land. As of October 31, 2017, this segment owned 245,000 acres of timber property in the southeastern United States. The company was formerly known as Greif Bros. Corporation and changed its name to Greif, Inc. in 2001. Greif, Inc. was founded in 1877 and is headquartered in Delaware, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Metal barrels, drums, & pails
Sub-IndustryMetal & Glass Containers
SectorIndustrial Products


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.90
Current Ratio1.63
Quick Ratio1.10


Trailing P/E Ratio18.59
Forward P/E Ratio15.36
P/E Growth1.78

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.64 billion
Price / Sales0.72
Cash Flow$6.1069 per share
Price / Cash8.98
Book Value$23.55 per share
Price / Book2.33


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.95
Net Income$118.60 million
Net Margins4.70%
Return on Equity16.58%
Return on Assets5.44%


Outstanding Shares47,950,000

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Greif, Inc. Class A (NYSE:GEF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Greif, Inc. Class A's stock symbol?

Greif, Inc. Class A trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GEF."

How often does Greif, Inc. Class A pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Greif, Inc. Class A?

Greif, Inc. Class A declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share on Sunday, July 1st. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 15th. View Greif, Inc. Class A's Dividend History.

How were Greif, Inc. Class A's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. Class A (NYSE:GEF) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June, 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.09. The industrial products company earned $968.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $970.72 million. Greif, Inc. Class A had a return on equity of 16.58% and a net margin of 4.70%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. View Greif, Inc. Class A's Earnings History.

When is Greif, Inc. Class A's next earnings date?

Greif, Inc. Class A is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 28th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Greif, Inc. Class A.

What guidance has Greif, Inc. Class A issued on next quarter's earnings?

Greif, Inc. Class A updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.45-$3.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.44.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Greif, Inc. Class A's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $74.00. On average, they expect Greif, Inc. Class A's share price to reach $64.20 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Greif, Inc. Class A.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Greif, Inc. Class A stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Greif, Inc. Class A stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Greif’s earnings and sales recorded year-over-year growth in second-quarter fiscal 2018. However, the top and bottom lines missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company raised adjusted earnings per share guidance for fiscal 2018 to $3.45-$3.70, on the back of improved price-cost balance in containerboard. Greif also lifted capital expenditure outlook to $120-$140 million, buoyed by new growth projects. It will benefit from stronger demand from key end-use segments. Further, high levels of service and consistent operating fundamentals will boost the company’s performance. Favorable impact of the U.S. tax reform will also drive earnings. The stock has outperformed the industry over the past year. However, Greif’s performance will bear the brunt of continued raw material cost inflation through the rest of the fiscal. Strengthening of U.S. dollar, concerns in China business and elevated expense also remain headwinds." (6/13/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We continue to believe there’s downside to FY19 estimates given continued pressure on GEF’s core rigid packaging business and the likely unsustainability of current exceptionally favorable containerboard industry conditions. We are maintaining our recently-increased FY18 Class A adj. EPS estimate of $3.60 (in line with guidance of $3.45-$3.70) and our FY19 estimate of $3.36 (well below consensus of $3.87). We just increased our estimates to reflect continued plummeting OCC (old corrugated container) costs as well as the recent $50/ton containerboard price increase, and GEF’s revised guidance was almost exactly in line with estimate." (6/7/2018)

Who are some of Greif, Inc. Class A's key competitors?

Who are Greif, Inc. Class A's key executives?

Greif, Inc. Class A's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Peter G. Watson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Lawrence Allen Hilsheimer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Gary R. Martz, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 60)
  • Mr. Michael Francis Cronin, Sr. VP & Group Pres of Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services - EMEA & APAC, GPA and Global K (Age 60)
  • Mr. Ole G. Rosgaard, Sr. VP and Group Pres of RIPS Americas & Global Sustainability (Age 54)

Has Greif, Inc. Class A been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about GEF stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Greif, Inc. Class A earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.06 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are Greif, Inc. Class A's major shareholders?

Greif, Inc. Class A's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.90%), Prudential Financial Inc. (0.97%), Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. (0.57%), American Century Companies Inc. (0.36%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.23%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.23%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Greif, Inc. Class A.

Which major investors are selling Greif, Inc. Class A stock?

GEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Alambic Investment Management L.P., Systematic Financial Management LP, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Koch Industries Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif, Inc. Class A.

Which major investors are buying Greif, Inc. Class A stock?

GEF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc., Algert Global LLC and Foresters Investment Management Company Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif, Inc. Class A.

How do I buy shares of Greif, Inc. Class A?

Shares of GEF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Greif, Inc. Class A's stock price today?

One share of GEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.84.

How big of a company is Greif, Inc. Class A?

Greif, Inc. Class A has a market capitalization of $2.64 billion and generates $3.64 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $118.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.95 on an earnings per share basis. Greif, Inc. Class A employs 13,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Greif, Inc. Class A?

Greif, Inc. Class A's mailing address is 425 WINTER ROAD, DELAWARE OH, 43015. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 740-549-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Greif, Inc. Class A (GEF)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  176 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  280 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  456
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Greif, Inc. Class A and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GEF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GEF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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