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NYSE:PKG

Packaging Co. of America Stock Forecast, Price & News

$140.55
+0.08 (+0.06 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$139.98
Now: $140.55
$141.60
50-Day Range
$131.54
MA: $138.03
$147.23
52-Week Range
$71.05
Now: $140.55
$148.14
Volume404,031 shs
Average Volume731,595 shs
Market Capitalization$13.33 billion
P/E Ratio28.28
Dividend Yield2.85%
Beta1.07
Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. The company operates through Packaging and Paper segments. 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-based papers, such as cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers. This segment sells white papers through its sales and marketing organization. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.21 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

21st out of 398 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-IndustryPaper Packaging
CUSIP69515610
Phone847-482-3000
Employees15,500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.96 billion
Cash Flow$11.74 per share
Book Value$32.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$696.40 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$13.33 billion
Next Earnings Date1/27/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$140.55
+0.08 (+0.06 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Packaging Co. of America's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Packaging Co. of America's stock was trading at $85.37 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PKG shares have increased by 64.6% and is now trading at $140.55.
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Is Packaging Co. of America a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Packaging Co. of America in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Packaging Co. of America stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Packaging Co. of America?

Wall Street analysts have given Packaging Co. of America a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Packaging Co. of America wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Packaging Co. of America's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Packaging Co. of America CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Packaging Co. of America's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Packaging Co. of America's next earnings date?

Packaging Co. of America is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 27th 2021.
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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 Wednesday, January 27th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Saturday, October, 31st. The industrial products company reported $1.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.16. The industrial products company earned $1.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. Packaging Co. of America had a net margin of 7.11% and a return on equity of 18.67%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.92 EPS.
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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 Thursday, December 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 21st will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share on Friday, January 15th. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 18th. This is an increase from Packaging Co. of America's previous quarterly dividend of $0.79.
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Is Packaging Co. of America a good dividend stock?

Packaging Co. of America pays an annual dividend of $4.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.85%. Packaging Co. of America does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Packaging Co. of America is 52.29%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Packaging Co. of America will have a dividend payout ratio of 57.72% next year. This indicates that Packaging Co. of America will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for PKG?

12 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Packaging Co. of America's stock. Their forecasts range from $98.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect Packaging Co. of America's share price to reach $128.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.6%.
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Who are some of Packaging Co. of America's key competitors?

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 The Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Pfizer (PFE), The Boeing (BA), Honeywell International (HON), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY).

Who are Packaging Co. of America's key executives?

Packaging Co. of America's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Mark W. Kowlzan, Chairman & CEO (Age 65, Pay $3.2M)
  • Mr. Robert P. Mundy, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59, Pay $1.61M)
  • Mr. Thomas A. Hassfurther, Exec. VP of Corrugated Products (Age 65, Pay $2.36M)
  • Mr. Charles J. Carter, Sr. VP of Containerboard Mill Operations (Age 61, Pay $1.17M)
  • Mr. Donald Ray Shirley, Sr. VP of Corp. Engineering & Process Technology (Age 49, Pay $936.15k)
  • Mr. Bruce A. Ridley, Sr. VP of Environmental Health, Safety & Operational Services (Age 65)
  • Ms. Pamela A. Barnes, Sr. VP of Fin., Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Robert Andrew Schneider, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Kent A. Pflederer, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Thomas W. H. Walton, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing - Corrugated Products (Age 61)

What is Packaging Co. of America's stock symbol?

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

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

Packaging Co. of America's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Maj Invest Holding A S (3.00%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.69%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.21%), Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.09%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%) and Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own Packaging Co. of America stock include Bruce A Ridley, Donald R Shirley, Robert Andrew Schneider, Robert C Lyons, Thomas A Hassfurther and Thomas WH Walton.
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Which major investors are selling Packaging Co. of America stock?

PKG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, OLD National Bancorp IN, Transform Wealth LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp, CX Institutional, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, DNB Asset Management AS, and Carroll Financial Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Packaging Co. of America company stock in the last year include Bruce A Ridley, Robert Andrew Schneider, Thomas A Hassfurther, and Thomas WH Walton.
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Which major investors are buying Packaging Co. of America stock?

PKG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maj Invest Holding A S, Liberty Capital Management Inc., Kestra Advisory Services LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., Capital Investment Advisors LLC, Buckley Wealth Management LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, and Ritholtz Wealth Management.
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How do I buy shares of Packaging Co. 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Packaging Co. of America's stock price today?

One share of PKG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $140.55.

How big of a company is Packaging Co. of America?

Packaging Co. of America has a market capitalization of $13.33 billion and generates $6.96 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $696.40 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.65 on an earnings per share basis. Packaging Co. of America employs 15,500 workers across the globe.

What is Packaging Co. of America's official website?

The official website for Packaging Co. of America is www.packagingcorp.com.

How can I contact Packaging Co. of America?

Packaging Co. 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.

This page was last updated on 1/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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