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NYSE:GEF - Greif Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.14 (+0.33 %)
(As of 02/24/2020 06:20 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $42.04
50-Day Range
MA: $42.94
52-Week Range
Now: $42.04
Volume120,723 shs
Average Volume133,842 shs
Market Capitalization$2.03 billion
P/E Ratio14.55
Dividend Yield4.19%
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.60 billion
Cash Flow$9.12 per share
Book Value$24.68 per share


Net Income$171 million


Market Cap$2.03 billion
Next Earnings Date2/26/2020 (Confirmed)

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 4th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 4.19%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, 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, 4th. The industrial products company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the 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 net margin of 3.72% and a return on equity of 20.02%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 24.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm 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.

How can I listen to Greif's earnings call?

Greif will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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 EPS guidance of $3.63-4.13 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.91.

What price target have analysts set for GEF?

5 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Greif's stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate Greif's share price to reach $40.40 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.9%. 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?

News articles about GEF stock have trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media 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 five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Greif earned a daily sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned 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 decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,780,000 shares, a decrease of 6.3% from the January 15th total of 1,900,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 177,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 10.0 days. Currently, 7.0% of the company's shares 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?

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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include LSV Asset Management (2.52%), Prudential Financial Inc. (1.47%), Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC (0.92%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (0.89%), AXA (0.30%) and AMG National Trust Bank (0.19%). 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 major investors are selling Greif stock?

GEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, IndexIQ Advisors LLC, CI Investments Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Comerica Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif.

Which major investors are buying Greif stock?

GEF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Integrated Advisors Network LLC, WBI Investments Inc., Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC, Alberta Investment Management Corp and Private 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 $42.04.

How big of a company is Greif?

Greif has a market capitalization of $2.03 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:  238 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  370 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  608
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 2/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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