NYSE:PKG - Packaging Corp Of America Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$98.81 +0.29 (+0.29 %)
(As of 04/25/2019 06:12 AM ET)
Previous Close$98.52
Today's Range$98.30 - $99.39
52-Week Range$77.90 - $124.70
Volume804,426 shs
Average Volume883,008 shs
Market Capitalization$9.34 billion
P/E Ratio12.31
Dividend Yield3.21%
Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products primarily in the United States. The company's Packaging segment offers various 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. It also produces 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. Its Paper segment manufactures and sells white papers comprising commodity and specialty papers with various features, such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. The white papers also consist of communication papers, including cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers. This segment sells white papers through the company's own sales personnel. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-IndustryPaper Packaging
SectorIndustrial Products



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.01 billion
Cash Flow$12.5234 per share
Book Value$28.28 per share


Net Income$738 million


Market Cap$9.34 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A

Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Packaging Corp Of America's stock symbol?

Packaging Corp Of America trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PKG."

How often does Packaging Corp Of America pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Packaging Corp Of America?

Packaging Corp Of America announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.79 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. View Packaging Corp Of America's Dividend History.

How were Packaging Corp Of America's earnings last quarter?

Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 24th. The industrial products company reported $1.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.96 by $0.02. The industrial products company earned $1.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. Packaging Corp Of America had a return on equity of 30.83% and a net margin of 10.52%. The firm's revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.55 earnings per share. View Packaging Corp Of America's Earnings History.

How can I listen to Packaging Corp Of America's earnings call?

Packaging Corp Of America will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 25th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8557300288.

What guidance has Packaging Corp Of America issued on next quarter's earnings?

Packaging Corp Of America updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.10.

What price target have analysts set for PKG?

10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Packaging Corp Of America's stock. Their predictions range from $88.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Packaging Corp Of America's share price to reach $104.1250 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Packaging Corp Of America.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Packaging Corp Of America?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Packaging Corp Of America in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Packaging Corp Of America.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Packaging Corp Of America stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Packaging Corp Of America stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Packaging Corporation of America projects first-quarter 2019 earnings of around $1.97 per share, indicating year-over-year growth of 27%. The company anticipates higher labor and benefits costs and other timing-related expenses in the first quarter of 2019. Though costs for freight and recycled fiber will be fairly flat, most of chemical and repair and materials costs will remain inflated. Further, seasonally colder weather will result in higher energy usage and wood costs. Further, the impact of annual maintenance outages at its mills in 2019 owing to lost volume, direct costs and amortized repair costs will collectively impact fiscal earnings per share by 59 cents. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past year. " (4/10/2019)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are slightly increasing our 2018 adj. EPS estimate from $7.93 to $8.04 (consensus was $7.92), though slightly reducing our 2019 estimate from $8.78 to $8.65 (consensus was the same heading into earnings). Our 2018 estimate is increasing to reflect better- than-expected results in PKG’s uncoated freesheet business, while our 2019 estimate is coming down to reflect our continued concerns about the sustainability of current containerboard industry conditions. Regarding the latter, we think we’re at the peak of the global economic cycle, not to mention the fact that substantial containerboard supply is scheduled to hit the market in the coming months and years as we’ve noted on numerous occasions." (10/25/2018)

Has Packaging Corp Of America been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about PKG stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Packaging Corp Of America earned a news sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Packaging Corp Of America's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Packaging Corp Of America own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Packaging Corp Of America investors own include Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Boeing (BA), AT&T (T), Micron Technology (MU), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Visa (V), Verizon Communications (VZ), Alibaba Group (BABA) and General Electric (GE).

Who are Packaging Corp Of America's key executives?

Packaging Corp Of America's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark W. Kowlzan, Chairman & CEO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Robert P. Mundy, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Kent A. Pflederer, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 48)
  • Mr. Thomas A. Hassfurther, Exec. VP of Corrugated Products (Age 63)
  • Mr. Charles J. Carter, Sr. VP of Containerboard Mill Operations (Age 59)

Who are Packaging Corp Of America's major shareholders?

Packaging Corp Of America's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Maj Invest Holding A S (1.77%), Hamlin Capital Management LLC (0.44%), CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.14%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), BB&T Corp (0.05%) and Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Packaging Corp Of America stock include Charles J Carter, Jason Wayne Moreau, Kelly Abbott, Paul T Stecko, Thomas A Hassfurther and Thomas WH Walton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Packaging Corp Of America.

Which institutional investors are selling Packaging Corp Of America stock?

PKG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Central Bank & Trust Co., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, DNB Asset Management AS, First Hawaiian Bank and Chicago Capital LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Packaging Corp Of America.

Which institutional investors are buying Packaging Corp Of America stock?

PKG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maj Invest Holding A S, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management LLC, CX Institutional, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Manning & Napier Group LLC and Meeder Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Packaging Corp Of America stock in the last two years include Jason Wayne Moreau and Kelly Abbott. View Insider Buying and Selling for Packaging Corp Of America.

How do I buy shares of Packaging Corp Of America?

Shares of PKG 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Packaging Corp Of America's stock price today?

One share of PKG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $98.81.

How big of a company is Packaging Corp Of America?

Packaging Corp Of America has a market capitalization of $9.34 billion and generates $7.01 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $738 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.03 on an earnings per share basis. Packaging Corp Of America employs 15,000 workers across the globe.

What is Packaging Corp Of America's official website?

The official website for Packaging Corp Of America is http://www.packagingcorp.com.

How can I contact Packaging Corp Of America?

Packaging Corp Of America's mailing address is 1 NORTH FIELD COURT, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 847-482-3000.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE PKG)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  414 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  474 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  888
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Packaging Corp Of America and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PKG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PKG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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