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Greif Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:GEF)

$38.91
+0.08 (+0.21 %)
(As of 10/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$38.38
Now: $38.91
$39.08
50-Day Range
$32.27
MA: $37.15
$39.37
52-Week Range
$29.85
Now: $38.91
$52.92
Volume137,499 shs
Average Volume244,658 shs
Market Capitalization$1.88 billion
P/E Ratio11.02
Dividend Yield4.53%
Beta1.37
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$3.87 billion
Cash Flow$7.21 per share
Book Value$24.07 per share

Profitability

Net Income$209.40 million

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$1.88 billion
Next Earnings Date12/4/2019 (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 -- dividend on Wednesday, August 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 17th will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Tuesday, October 1st. This represents a yield of 5.4%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 16th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 28th. The industrial products company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.18 by $0.08. The industrial products company earned $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.34 billion. Greif had a return on equity of 19.40% and a net margin of 3.36%. Greif's revenue for the quarter was up 23.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.20 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, December 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Greif.

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

Greif updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 28th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.70-4.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.77.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Greif's stock. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect Greif's stock price to reach $36.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.3%. 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?

Media stories about GEF stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Greif.

Are investors shorting Greif?

Greif saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,710,000 shares, an increase of 6.2% from the August 15th total of 1,610,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 280,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.1 days. Approximately 6.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Greif's Current Options Chain.

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), First Data (FDC), Associated British Foods (ABF), Chaarat Gold (CGH), Comcast (CMCSA), Micron Technology (MU), AMC Entertainment (AMC) and Walt Disney (DIS).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.08%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.08%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.04%), Zeke Capital Advisors LLC (0.04%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%). 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 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denali Advisors LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Zeke Capital Advisors LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $38.91.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $1.88 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.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:  227 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  353 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  580
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 10/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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