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Greif Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.89 (+2.54 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $35.94
50-Day Range
MA: $37.78
52-Week Range
Now: $35.94
Volume186,572 shs
Average Volume231,551 shs
Market Capitalization$1.74 billion
P/E Ratio16.49
Dividend Yield5.02%
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. 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, 2018, this segment owned approximately 243,000 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.66 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.60 billion
Cash Flow$8.94 per share
Book Value$24.58 per share


Net Income$171 million


Market Cap$1.74 billion
Next Earnings Date12/2/2020 (Estimated)
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Greif (NYSE:GEF) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Greif's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Greif's stock was trading at $27.71 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, GEF shares have increased by 29.7% and is now trading at $35.94.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Greif?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Greif in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Greif's next earnings date?

Greif is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 2nd 2020.
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How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 26th. The industrial products company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.85. The industrial products company had revenue of $1.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. Greif had a return on equity of 18.39% and a net margin of 2.82%. The firm's revenue was down 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.26 EPS.
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How often does Greif pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Greif?

Greif announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, October 1st. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 16th.
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What guidance has Greif issued on next quarter's earnings?

Greif updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.00-3.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.39.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

6 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Greif's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $46.00. On average, they expect Greif's share price to reach $40.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.2% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Greif?

Greif saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 14th, there was short interest totaling 1,620,000 shares, an increase of 9.5% from the July 30th total of 1,480,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 201,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 8.1 days. Approximately 6.4% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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), Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AbbVie (ABBV), Fossil Group (FOSL), Intelsat (I), Micron Technology (MU), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Broadcom (AVGO) and Altria Group (MO).

Who are Greif's key executives?

Greif's management team includes the following 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)

What is Greif's stock symbol?

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

Who are Greif's major shareholders?

Greif's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include LSV Asset Management (4.86%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.40%), Prudential Financial Inc. (0.85%), Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (0.56%), Nordea Investment Management AB (0.51%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.40%). 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.
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Which major 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, Prudential Financial Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, Hancock Whitney Corp, Comerica Bank, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, and Texas Permanent School Fund.
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Which major investors are buying Greif stock?

GEF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Nordea Investment Management AB, Macquarie Group Ltd., Denali Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Ziegler Capital Management LLC, Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc., and Marshall Wace North America L.P.. 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.
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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 $35.94.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $1.74 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 17,000 workers across the globe.

What is Greif's official website?

The official website for Greif is 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]

This page was last updated on 9/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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