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NYSE:GEF - Greif Stock Price, Forecast & News

$44.25
-1.66 (-3.62 %)
(As of 01/21/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$44.08
Now: $44.25
$46.00
50-Day Range
$42.53
MA: $44.32
$46.53
52-Week Range
$29.85
Now: $44.25
$50.37
Volume287,395 shs
Average Volume198,753 shs
Market Capitalization$2.14 billion
P/E Ratio15.31
Dividend Yield3.83%
Beta1.43
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
CUSIP39762410
Phone740-549-6000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.60 billion
Cash Flow$8.80 per share
Book Value$24.68 per share

Profitability

Net Income$171 million

Miscellaneous

Employees17,000
Market Cap$2.14 billion
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 4th. Shareholders 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 3.98%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 17th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, December, 4th. The industrial products company reported $1.24 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 for the quarter was up 24.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $3.53 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, February 26th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Greif.

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

Greif issued an update on 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 EPS estimate of $3.91.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Greif's stock. Their forecasts range from $31.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate Greif's share price to reach $40.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.2%. 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, 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating 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’s earnings estimates for the first quarter fiscal 2020 have undergone downward revisions lately. Greif’s EPS guidance for fiscal 2020 lies within $3.63-$4.13. The mid-point of the range depicts a decline of 2%. Lower demand in Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services thanks to trade uncertainty and weakness in Western Europe in the Flexible Products & Services segment will affect volumes. Unfavorable foreign currency impact and high debt also remain headwinds. Nevertheless, in fiscal 2020, the Paper Packaging segment is well poised on Caraustar acquisition and on various new growth projects coming online. Greif is poised to gain from focus on operational execution, capital discipline, and a strong and diverse product portfolio. It continues to execute cost-reduction activities across portfolio to counter softer market demand." (1/17/2020)
  • 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?

Media coverage about GEF stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, 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 media headlines 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.

Are investors shorting Greif?

Greif saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,900,000 shares, an increase of 9.2% from the December 15th total of 1,740,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 170,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 11.2 days. Currently, 7.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Greif's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Greif's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Greif own?

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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.06%), Zeke Capital Advisors LLC (0.04%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.01%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%), Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.00%) and Advisors Preferred LLC (0.00%). 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 Bowling Portfolio Management LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif.

Which institutional investors are buying Greif stock?

GEF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Advisors Preferred LLC and Zeke Capital Advisors LLC. 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 $44.25.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $2.14 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.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:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  366 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  602
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 1/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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