Packaging Co. of America (PKG) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.60 (-0.33%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
662,795 shs
Average Volume
689,028 shs
Market Capitalization
$16.09 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Packaging Co. of America MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.29 Rating Score
4.5% Downside
$171.29 Price Target
Short Interest
1.62% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.53mentions of Packaging Co. of America in the last 14 days
Based on 22 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.80 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $8.31 to $9.44 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.87 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

52nd out of 169 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

3rd out of 4 stocks

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About Packaging Co. of America Stock (NYSE:PKG)

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Packaging, Paper, and Corporate and Other. The Packaging segment offers various containerboard and corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations; and honeycomb protective packaging products, as well as packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products. This segment sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization, independent brokers, and distribution partners. The Paper segment manufactures and sells commodity and specialty papers, as well as communication papers, including cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers. This segment sells white papers through its sales and marketing organization. The Corporate and Other segment includes corporate support staff services and related assets and liabilities; and transportation assets, such as rail cars and trucks for transportation. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

PKG Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Paperboard containers & boxes
Paper Packaging
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
7 Analysts


Net Income
$765.20 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.80 billion
Cash Flow
$14.54 per share
Book Value
$44.60 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$16.12 billion

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PKG Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Packaging Co. of America stock right now?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Packaging Co. of America in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" PKG shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PKG, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Packaging Co. of America's stock price target for 2024?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Packaging Co. of America's stock. Their PKG share price targets range from $132.00 to $202.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $171.29 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.5%.
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How have PKG shares performed in 2024?

Packaging Co. of America's stock was trading at $162.91 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, PKG shares have increased by 10.1% and is now trading at $179.29.
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When is Packaging Co. of America's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April 22nd 2024.
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How can I listen to Packaging Co. of America's earnings call?

Packaging Co. of America will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 23rd at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 412-317-0088 with passcode "1401612".

How were Packaging Co. of America's earnings last quarter?

Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 22nd. The industrial products company reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.09. The industrial products company earned $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.91 billion. Packaging Co. of America had a net margin of 9.81% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.25%. Packaging Co. of America's quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.20 earnings per share.

How often does Packaging Co. of America pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Packaging Co. of America?

Packaging Co. of America declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $1.25 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $5.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th.
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Is Packaging Co. of America a good dividend stock?

Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The dividend payout ratio is 58.96%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, PKG will have a dividend payout ratio of 52.97% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Packaging Co. of America issued on next quarter's earnings?

Packaging Co. of America updated its second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 22nd. The company provided EPS guidance of 2.070-2.070 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 2.220. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Mark W. Kowlzan's approval rating as Packaging Co. of America's CEO?

114 employees have rated Packaging Co. of America Chief Executive Officer Mark W. Kowlzan on Glassdoor.com. Mark W. Kowlzan has an approval rating of 95% among the company's employees. This puts Mark W. Kowlzan in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Packaging Co. of America own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Packaging Co. of America investors own include Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY).

Who are Packaging Co. of America's major shareholders?

Packaging Co. of America's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.27%), Raymond James & Associates (0.20%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.08%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.06%), Alaska Permanent Fund Corp (0.05%) and Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management LLC (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Bruce A Ridley, Charles J Carter, Donald R Shirley, Donna A Harman, Kent A Pflederer, Paul T Stecko, Robert Andrew Schneider, Robert P Mundy and Thomas A Hassfurther.
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How do I buy shares of Packaging Co. of America?

Shares of PKG stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Packaging Co. of America have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Packaging Co. of America: Acorn Corrugated Box, B C T Incorporated, Boise, Boise White Paper LLC, Colorado Container, Columbus Container, Crockett Packaging, Dixie Container, Field Packaging Group, Hexacomb Canada Corporation, Hexacomb Canada Holdings Corporation, Hexacomb Corporation, International Falls Power Company, Louisiana Timber Procurement Company LLC, Minnesota Dakota & Western Railway Company, PCA Central California Corrugated LLC, PCA Hydro Inc., PCA International Inc., PCA International Services LLC, PCA Michigan Acquisition LLC, PCA Texas Acquisition LLC, Packaging Asset Holdings LLC, Packaging Corporation of America, Packaging Corporation of Asia Limited, Packaging Materials Co, Polywoven Distributors PA LLC, Sacramento Container Corp., Sunbelt Packaging Services, and TimBar Packaging & Display.
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This page (NYSE:PKG) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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