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NYSE:GEF - Greif Stock Price, Forecast & News

-1.40 (-3.10 %)
(As of 12/15/2019 01:41 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $43.82
50-Day Range
MA: $42.02
52-Week Range
Now: $43.82
Volume298,483 shs
Average Volume181,075 shs
Market Capitalization$2.11 billion
P/E Ratio11.07
Dividend Yield3.97%
Greif, Inc produces and sells industrial packaging products and services worldwide. It operates through 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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.60 billion
Cash Flow$9.00 per share
Book Value$24.68 per share


Net Income$171 million


Market Cap$2.11 billion
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (Estimated)

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 18th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, January 1st. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 17th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, December, 4th. The industrial products company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.13. The industrial products company had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.26 billion. Greif had a return on equity of 20.02% and a net margin of 3.72%. The company's revenue was up 24.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $3.53 EPS. View Greif's Earnings History.

When is Greif's next earnings date?

Greif is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 26th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Greif.

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

Greif updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.63-4.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.91.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Greif's shares. Their forecasts range from $31.00 to $46.00. On average, they expect Greif's stock price to reach $39.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Greif.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Greif?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Greif in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Greif updated adjusted earnings per share guidance for fiscal 2019 at $3.70-$4.00. The mid-point of the guidance reflects growth of 7.8% in 2018. The outlook has been updated to include the impact of the acquired Caraustar business. Greif will benefit from its focus on acquisition, operational execution, capital discipline, and a strong and diverse product portfolio. In 2019, The company's restructuring activities will focus on rationalizing operations and close underperforming assets in the Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services and Flexible Products & Services segments. However, high debt following the acquisition remains a concern. The volume in Western and Central Europe also remained muted due to trade uncertainty, which is likely to continue in fiscal 2019." (8/19/2019)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We think risks are high. We are increasing our FY19 adj. EPS estimate from $3.60 to $3.65 (guidance is now $3.60-$4.00) to reflect GEF’s guidance change on account of Caraustar, and increasing our FY20 estimate from $3.40 to $3.75 to reflect the Caraustar accretion. Our estimates for GEF’s legacy business are going down in both to reflect the Rigid business’s continued struggles. All else equal, we’d assume ~$62 million of adj. EBITDA growth in FY20 from 3.5 more months of Caraustar, but we’re instead assuming $25 million of adj. EBITDA growth given our expectation that the legacy Rigid and containerboard businesses will get worse. On our FY20 adj. EBITDA estimate (which includes a full year of Caraustar), GEF is trading at ~7.2x, roughly in line with the 5-year average of 7.1x." (2/28/2019)

Has Greif been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about GEF stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Greif earned a news sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Greif.

Who are some of Greif's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Greif own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Greif investors own include Bank of America (BAC), Intelsat (I), Fossil Group (FOSL), Comcast (CMCSA), Builders FirstSource (BLDR), AMC Entertainment (AMC), First Data (FDC), Transocean (RIG), Associated British Foods (ABF) and Chaarat Gold (CGH).

Who are Greif's key executives?

Greif's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Peter G. Watson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Lawrence Allen Hilsheimer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Gary R. Martz, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 61)
  • Mr. Michael Francis Cronin, Sr. VP & Group Pres of Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services - EMEA & APAC and GPA (Age 61)
  • Mr. Ole G. Rosgaard, Sr. VP and Group Pres of RIPS Americas & Global Sustainability (Age 55)

Who are Greif's major shareholders?

Greif's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.64%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (0.68%), AMG National Trust Bank (0.19%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.16%), Squarepoint Ops LLC (0.11%) and WBI Investments Inc. (0.11%). Company insiders that own Greif stock include Gary R Martz, Hari K Kumar, Lawrence A Hilsheimer, Mark A Emkes, Ole G Rosgaard, Peter G Watson and Timothy Bergwall. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Greif.

Which institutional investors are selling Greif stock?

GEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Alberta Investment Management Corp, FNY Investment Advisers LLC, AMG National Trust Bank, Voya Investment Management LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc. and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif.

Which institutional investors are buying Greif stock?

GEF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WBI Investments Inc., Squarepoint Ops LLC, Denali Advisors LLC, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Zeke Capital Advisors LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System and Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio. Company insiders that have bought Greif stock in the last two years include Gary R Martz, Hari K Kumar, Lawrence A Hilsheimer, Mark A Emkes, Ole G Rosgaard, Peter G Watson and Timothy Bergwall. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Greif's stock price today?

One share of GEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.82.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $2.11 billion and generates $4.60 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $171 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.96 on an earnings per share basis. Greif employs 13,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Greif.

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:  234 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  363 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  597
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 12/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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