NYSE:GEF - Greif, Inc. Class A Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$52.99 +0.40 (+0.76 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 07:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$52.99
Today's Range$52.48 - $53.13
52-Week Range$47.97 - $65.60
Volume57,271 shs
Average Volume205,634 shs
Market Capitalization$2.55 billion
P/E Ratio17.96
Dividend Yield3.24%
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
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 Ratio17.96
Forward P/E Ratio14.93
P/E Growth1.73

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.64 billion
Price / Sales0.70
Cash Flow$6.1119 per share
Price / Cash8.67
Book Value$21.90 per share
Price / Book2.42


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
Market Cap$2.55 billion

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. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be given 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 3.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June, 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.09. The industrial products company earned $968.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 last year, the firm earned $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 Wednesday, August, 29th 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 issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.45-$3.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.44.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Greif, Inc. Class A's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $74.00. On average, they anticipate Greif, Inc. Class A's share price to reach $62.20 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Greif, Inc. Class A.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Greif, Inc. Class A?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Greif, Inc. Class A in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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 adjusted earnings per share will be between $3.45 and $3.70 in fiscal 2018, which will be driven by improved price-cost balance in containerboard. Its capital expenditure outlook of $120-$140 million, will be buoyed by new growth projects. The company 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. 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. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past year. " (8/8/2018)
  • 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?

Media stories about GEF stock have trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Greif, Inc. Class A earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.62 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Greif, Inc. Class A.

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

Greif, Inc. Class A's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.89%), Voya Investment Management LLC (1.37%), Heartland Advisors Inc. (0.46%), Royce & Associates LP (0.41%), Federated Investors Inc. PA (0.30%) and American Century Companies Inc. (0.26%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Greif, Inc. Class A.

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

GEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Algert Global LLC, Alambic Investment Management L.P., American Century Companies Inc., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Royce & Associates LP and FMR LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif, Inc. Class A.

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

GEF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, SG Capital Management LLC, Heartland Advisors Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC and Marshall Wace LLP. 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 $52.99.

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

Greif, Inc. Class A has a market capitalization of $2.55 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 (NYSE GEF)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  189 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  295 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  484
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 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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