NYSE:GEF - Greif Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$47.31 +0.08 (+0.17 %)
(As of 10/21/2018 10:42 AM ET)
Previous Close$47.31
Today's Range$47.00 - $47.9350
52-Week Range$45.84 - $65.60
Volume106,103 shs
Average Volume154,414 shs
Market Capitalization$2.27 billion
P/E Ratio13.79
Dividend Yield3.72%
Greif, 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

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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.88
Current Ratio1.58
Quick Ratio1.09


Trailing P/E Ratio13.79
Forward P/E Ratio13.14
P/E Growth1.52

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.64 billion
Price / Sales0.62
Cash Flow$6.1362 per share
Price / Cash7.71
Book Value$21.90 per share
Price / Book2.16


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.95
Net Income$118.60 million
Net Margins5.26%
Return on Equity18.10%
Return on Assets6.11%


Outstanding Shares47,950,000
Market Cap$2.27 billion

Greif (NYSE:GEF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Greif's stock symbol?

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

How often does Greif pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Greif?

Greif announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 17th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 14th. This is an increase from Greif's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 29th. The industrial products company reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.12. The industrial products company earned $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. Greif had a net margin of 5.26% and a return on equity of 18.10%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.85 earnings per share. View Greif's Earnings History.

When is Greif's next earnings date?

Greif is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Greif.

What guidance has Greif issued on next quarter's earnings?

Greif updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 29th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.53-$3.69 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.55.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

6 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Greif's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $74.00. On average, they expect Greif's share price to reach $62.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 32.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Greif.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Greif?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Greif in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Greif.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Greif stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Greif stock:
  • 1. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We think the N.A. containerboard market is at peak, and the only question is how quickly margins fall and by how much. As a result of these concerns, we think GEF’s EBITDA is headed downward in FY19 and potentially beyond. The Company will have up to a ~$25 million benefit in FY19 vs. FY18 in its containerboard business from the lagged benefit of the recent containerboard price increase and continued decade-low old corrugated container (OCC) costs, but we nonetheless expect GEF’s EBITDA to decline in FY19 as a result of ongoing pressures on its larger rigid business." (8/30/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Greif's adjusted earnings per share will be between $3.45 and $3.70 and capital expenditure will be $120-$140 million in fiscal 2018. Greif’s performance will bear the brunt of continued raw material cost inflation through the rest of the fiscal. Notably, its Rigid Industrial Packaging segment will experience significant steel price increase due to tariffs. Greif also expects that its China business to continue experiencing lower volumes as a result of the ongoing competitive market conditions and a plant closure of a significant customer. Moreover, strengthening of U.S. dollar and elevated expense remain headwinds. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past year. " (8/23/2018)

Who are some of Greif's key competitors?

Who are Greif's key executives?

Greif'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)

Who are Greif's major shareholders?

Greif's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (0.68%), Alpha Windward LLC (0.02%) and Visionary Asset Management Inc. (0.01%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Greif.

Which institutional investors are buying Greif stock?

GEF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Alpha Windward LLC and Visionary Asset Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif.

How do I buy shares of Greif?

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's stock price today?

One share of GEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.31.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $2.27 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 employs 13,000 workers across the globe.

What is Greif's official website?

The official website for Greif is http://www.greif.com.

How can I contact Greif?

Greif'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 (NYSE GEF)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  200 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  303 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  503
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Greif 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 10/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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