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Graphic Packaging (GPK) Competitors

$27.70
+0.22 (+0.80%)
(As of 09:33 AM ET)

GPK vs. SON, PKG, AA, AIT, MSA, ATR, MIDD, SITE, BERY, and ADT

Should you be buying Graphic Packaging stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Graphic Packaging include Sonoco Products (SON), Packaging Co. of America (PKG), Alcoa (AA), Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT), MSA Safety (MSA), AptarGroup (ATR), Middleby (MIDD), SiteOne Landscape Supply (SITE), Berry Global Group (BERY), and ADT (ADT). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

Graphic Packaging vs.

Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) and Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their community ranking, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, media sentiment, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Graphic Packaging has higher revenue and earnings than Sonoco Products. Graphic Packaging is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sonoco Products, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Sonoco Products$6.78B0.88$474.96M$3.9615.31
Graphic Packaging$9.25B0.91$723M$2.2112.44

Sonoco Products received 160 more outperform votes than Graphic Packaging when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.24% of users gave Sonoco Products an outperform vote while only 64.08% of users gave Graphic Packaging an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Sonoco ProductsOutperform Votes
663
64.24%
Underperform Votes
369
35.76%
Graphic PackagingOutperform Votes
503
64.08%
Underperform Votes
282
35.92%

Sonoco Products pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Graphic Packaging pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Sonoco Products pays out 52.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Graphic Packaging pays out 18.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sonoco Products has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Graphic Packaging has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

In the previous week, Graphic Packaging had 2 more articles in the media than Sonoco Products. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Graphic Packaging and 4 mentions for Sonoco Products. Graphic Packaging's average media sentiment score of 1.57 beat Sonoco Products' score of 1.34 indicating that Sonoco Products is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Sonoco Products
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
Graphic Packaging
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

77.7% of Sonoco Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.7% of Graphic Packaging shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Sonoco Products shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Graphic Packaging shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Graphic Packaging has a net margin of 7.36% compared to Graphic Packaging's net margin of 5.86%. Sonoco Products' return on equity of 32.55% beat Graphic Packaging's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sonoco Products5.86% 20.79% 6.88%
Graphic Packaging 7.36%32.55%7.83%

Sonoco Products presently has a consensus price target of $63.33, suggesting a potential upside of 4.44%. Graphic Packaging has a consensus price target of $28.13, suggesting a potential upside of 2.33%. Given Graphic Packaging's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sonoco Products is more favorable than Graphic Packaging.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sonoco Products
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33
Graphic Packaging
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38

Sonoco Products has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Graphic Packaging has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Graphic Packaging beats Sonoco Products on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding GPK and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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GPK vs. The Competition

MetricGraphic PackagingPaperboard containers & boxes IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$8.45B$8.85B$9.48B$17.70B
Dividend Yield1.47%2.48%2.00%3.44%
P/E Ratio12.4418.9720.7225.71
Price / Sales0.911.009.4810.52
Price / Cash5.567.7219.5819.39
Price / Book2.962.193.845.88
Net Income$723M$46.71M$472.02M$976.87M
7 Day Performance-1.96%-0.20%-1.05%-1.92%
1 Month Performance1.53%6.90%0.50%2.13%
1 Year Performance8.17%34.22%10.91%19.77%

Graphic Packaging Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SON
Sonoco Products
4.0892 of 5 stars
$61.45
+0.3%
$63.33
+3.1%
-0.3%$6.04B$6.78B15.5223,000Positive News
PKG
Packaging Co. of America
4.1346 of 5 stars
$181.85
+0.2%
$173.57
-4.6%
+40.9%$16.33B$7.80B22.7314,900Analyst Upgrade
AA
Alcoa
3.0126 of 5 stars
$44.09
+3.7%
$33.54
-23.9%
+15.1%$7.92B$10.55B-11.7313,600Analyst Forecast
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
3.6522 of 5 stars
$200.98
0.0%
$201.00
+0.0%
+54.4%$7.76B$4.41B21.076,200Insider Selling
MSA
MSA Safety
4.385 of 5 stars
$189.85
-0.9%
$189.50
-0.2%
+32.0%$7.54B$1.80B28.135,100Positive News
ATR
AptarGroup
4.1563 of 5 stars
$148.62
+0.3%
$160.67
+8.1%
+26.1%$9.85B$3.49B31.8913,800Positive News
MIDD
Middleby
3.7353 of 5 stars
$132.96
-0.4%
$156.14
+17.4%
-8.2%$7.15B$4.04B18.5210,722Analyst Downgrade
SITE
SiteOne Landscape Supply
0.6596 of 5 stars
$154.39
+0.5%
$167.50
+8.5%
+3.2%$6.98B$4.30B44.758,230Positive News
BERY
Berry Global Group
4.5471 of 5 stars
$60.42
+0.1%
$72.60
+20.2%
+0.2%$6.91B$12.66B14.3544,000Analyst Upgrade
Positive News
ADT
ADT
3.2541 of 5 stars
$7.35
+1.1%
$8.43
+14.8%
+17.3%$6.77B$4.98B10.4914,300

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This page (NYSE:GPK) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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