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

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$43.80 -0.72 (-1.62 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 03:04 AM ET)
Previous Close$44.52
Today's Range$43.7355 - $44.72
52-Week Range$43.04 - $63.62
Volume152,033 shs
Average Volume186,168 shs
Market Capitalization$2.08 billion
P/E Ratio12.41
Dividend Yield4.05%
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
Current SymbolNYSE:GEF
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.77
Current Ratio1.47
Quick Ratio1.03


Trailing P/E Ratio12.41
Forward P/E Ratio11.81
P/E Growth1.35

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.87 billion
Price / Sales0.54
Cash Flow$7.0531 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.21
Book Value$24.07 per share
Price / Book1.82


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.53
Net Income$209.40 million
Net Margins5.41%
Return on Equity18.24%
Return on Assets6.33%


Outstanding Shares47,950,000
Market Cap$2.08 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 4th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 18th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Tuesday, January 1st. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 17th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December, 5th. The industrial products company reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.11. The industrial products company earned $987.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.02 billion. Greif had a return on equity of 18.24% and a net margin of 5.41%. 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 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Greif.

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

Greif issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.55-3.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.62.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Greif's shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $55.00. On average, they anticipate Greif's stock price to reach $52.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Greif.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Greif?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Greif in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 2 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Greif expects its adjusted earnings per share for fiscal 2018 to be $3.53-$3.69. The company maintained capital expenditure outlook of $120-$140 million for the fiscal. Greif’s performance will be impacted by affected by the strengthening of U.S. dollar and weak agricultural sales. Further, transportation tightness in North America is impacting its in-transit inventory levels. Thus, elevated transportation costs are anticipated to remain a headwind for Greif’s Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services and Paper Packaging & Services segments. Further, the company continues to experience competitive market conditions in China. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past six months. " (12/3/2018)
  • 2. 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)

Has Greif been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about GEF stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Greif earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 and GPA (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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.87%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.85%), Prudential Financial Inc. (1.35%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (0.90%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (0.86%) and Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (0.68%). 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 Marshall Wace North America L.P., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, GSA Capital Partners LLP, AXA, Man Group plc, Credit Suisse AG and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. 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 Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., AQR Capital Management LLC, Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., LSV Asset Management and James Investment Research 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 $43.80.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $2.08 billion and generates $3.87 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $209.40 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.53 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:  208 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  312 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  520
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 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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