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Greif Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.34 (+0.71 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.30
50-Day Range
MA: $48.62
52-Week Range
Now: $48.30
Volume267,200 shs
Average Volume175,963 shs
Market Capitalization$2.34 billion
P/E Ratio26.39
Dividend Yield3.64%
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 minerals, and other industries. The Paper Packaging & Services segment provides containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers, and other corrugated and specialty products to customers in the packaging, automotive, food, and building products markets. 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, 2020, this segment owned approximately 244,000 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 based in Delaware, Ohio.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Metal barrels, drums, & pails
Sub-IndustryMetal & Glass Containers
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.52 billion
Cash Flow$8.53 per share
Book Value$24.78 per share


Net Income$108.80 million


Market Cap$2.34 billion
Next Earnings Date6/2/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.08 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

34th out of 397 stocks

Metal Barrels, Drums, & Pails Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+0.34 (+0.71 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Greif (NYSE:GEF) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Greif a buy right now?

5 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Greif in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Greif stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in GEF, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Greif?

Wall Street analysts have given Greif a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Greif wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Greif's next earnings date?

Greif is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, June 2nd 2021.
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How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 24th. The industrial products company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.08. Greif had a net margin of 2.41% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.08%.
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How has Greif's stock 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 74.3% and is now trading at $48.30.
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How often does Greif pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Greif?

Greif announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share on Thursday, April 1st. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 18th.
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Is Greif a good dividend stock?

Greif pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.67%. Greif does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Greif is 54.66%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Greif will have a dividend payout ratio of 42.93% next year. This indicates that Greif will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Greif issued on next quarter's earnings?

Greif issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.96-1.06 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.00.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Greif's stock. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Greif's share price to reach $43.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.1%.
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Who are Greif's key executives?

Greif's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Peter G. Watson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 64, Pay $3.19M)
  • Mr. Lawrence Allen Hilsheimer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 63, Pay $2.29M)
  • Mr. Gary R. Martz, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 63, Pay $1.27M)
  • Mr. Michael Francis Cronin, Sr. VP of Enterprise Strategy, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain (Age 63, Pay $1.24M)
  • Mr. Ole G. Rosgaard, Sr. VP & Group Pres of Global Industrial Packaging (Age 57, Pay $1.07M)
  • Mr. David C. Lloyd, Chief Accounting Officer, VP, Corp. Financial Controller & Treasurer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Douglas W. Lingrel, VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Matt Eichmann, VP of Investor Relations, External Relations & Sustainability
  • Mr. Bala V. Sathyanarayanan, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Timothy L. Bergwall, Sr. VP and Group Pres of Paper Packaging & Services & Soterra LLC (Age 56)

What is Peter Watson's approval rating as Greif's CEO?

8 employees have rated Greif CEO Peter Watson on Glassdoor.com. Peter Watson has an approval rating of 100% among Greif's employees. This puts Peter Watson in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Fossil Group (FOSL), Micron Technology (MU), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Broadcom (AVGO) and Ciena (CIEN).

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 shareholders include Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. (2.19%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.39%), Private Management Group Inc. (0.86%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.61%), Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC (0.28%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.25%). Company insiders that own Greif stock include 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 Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC, Matarin Capital Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Private Management Group Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., WBI Investments, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, and Denali Advisors LLC.
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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 Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Dupont Capital Management Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, Verition Fund Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought Greif stock in the last two years include 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Greif's stock price today?

One share of GEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.30.

How much money does Greif make?

Greif has a market capitalization of $2.34 billion and generates $4.52 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $108.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.22 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Greif have?

Greif employs 16,000 workers across the globe.

What is Greif's official website?

The official website for Greif is www.greif.com.

Where are Greif's headquarters?

Greif is headquartered at 425 WINTER ROAD, DELAWARE OH, 43015.

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 3/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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