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Packaging Co. of America (PKG) Competitors

$181.98
-0.22 (-0.12%)
(As of 08:38 AM ET)

PKG vs. GPK, SON, CNHI, AVY, IEX, ZBRA, NDSN, GGG, SWK, and LECO

Should you be buying Packaging Co. of America stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Packaging Co. of America include Graphic Packaging (GPK), Sonoco Products (SON), CNH Industrial (CNHI), Avery Dennison (AVY), IDEX (IEX), Zebra Technologies (ZBRA), Nordson (NDSN), Graco (GGG), Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), and Lincoln Electric (LECO). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

Packaging Co. of America vs.

Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) and Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, media sentiment and profitability.

Graphic Packaging pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Packaging Co. of America pays an annual dividend of $5.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Graphic Packaging pays out 17.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Packaging Co. of America pays out 59.0% 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.

Graphic Packaging currently has a consensus target price of $28.44, suggesting a potential upside of 2.39%. Packaging Co. of America has a consensus target price of $171.29, suggesting a potential downside of 5.88%. Given Packaging Co. of America's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Graphic Packaging is more favorable than Packaging Co. of America.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Graphic Packaging
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.44
Packaging Co. of America
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.29

In the previous week, Packaging Co. of America had 12 more articles in the media than Graphic Packaging. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Packaging Co. of America and 5 mentions for Graphic Packaging. Packaging Co. of America's average media sentiment score of 1.01 beat Graphic Packaging's score of 0.51 indicating that Graphic Packaging is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Graphic Packaging
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Packaging Co. of America
6 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Packaging Co. of America received 4 more outperform votes than Graphic Packaging when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 64.08% of users gave Graphic Packaging an outperform vote while only 58.95% of users gave Packaging Co. of America an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Graphic PackagingOutperform Votes
503
64.08%
Underperform Votes
282
35.92%
Packaging Co. of AmericaOutperform Votes
507
58.95%
Underperform Votes
353
41.05%

Packaging Co. of America has a net margin of 9.81% compared to Packaging Co. of America's net margin of 7.67%. Packaging Co. of America's return on equity of 35.66% beat Graphic Packaging's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Graphic Packaging7.67% 35.66% 8.28%
Packaging Co. of America 9.81%20.25%9.50%

Graphic Packaging has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Packaging Co. of America has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Graphic Packaging$9.43B0.91$723M$2.3511.82
Packaging Co. of America$7.80B2.09$765.20M$8.4821.46

99.7% of Graphic Packaging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of Packaging Co. of America shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Graphic Packaging shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Packaging Co. of America shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Graphic Packaging and Packaging Co. of America tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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PKG vs. The Competition

MetricPackaging Co. of AmericaPaperboard containers & boxes IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$16.33B$8.59B$9.19B$17.22B
Dividend Yield2.74%2.58%2.03%3.58%
P/E Ratio21.469.0116.1221.09
Price / Sales2.090.973.439.95
Price / Cash12.527.4615.5515.24
Price / Book4.082.163.914.81
Net Income$765.20M$46.71M$454.21M$960.73M
7 Day Performance-4.58%-2.96%-1.65%-0.92%
1 Month Performance-0.51%-0.37%1.39%1.69%
1 Year Performance28.92%23.71%10.54%14.99%

Packaging Co. of America Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GPK
Graphic Packaging
3.9275 of 5 stars
$29.41
+2.1%
$28.44
-3.3%
+12.2%$9.00B$9.43B12.5123,500Short Interest ↓
Positive News
SON
Sonoco Products
4.2924 of 5 stars
$58.33
+1.2%
$63.00
+8.0%
-7.0%$5.72B$6.78B12.1523,000
CNHI
CNH Industrial
2.659 of 5 stars
$13.13
+3.1%
$15.20
+15.8%
-13.7%$16.49B$24.69B7.5040,220Short Interest ↑
AVY
Avery Dennison
3.7088 of 5 stars
$219.61
+0.6%
$221.00
+0.6%
+18.7%$17.68B$8.36B35.3635,000Short Interest ↑
IEX
IDEX
4.3028 of 5 stars
$241.58
+1.1%
$238.00
-1.5%
+6.0%$18.29B$3.27B30.818,800Short Interest ↓
ZBRA
Zebra Technologies
3.3658 of 5 stars
$306.17
+3.1%
$278.64
-9.0%
-4.4%$15.73B$4.58B53.629,750Positive News
NDSN
Nordson
3.7183 of 5 stars
$273.76
+0.9%
$278.00
+1.5%
+21.5%$15.66B$2.63B32.027,900Positive News
GGG
Graco
3.5363 of 5 stars
$92.86
+0.5%
$84.80
-8.7%
+26.5%$15.57B$2.20B31.584,000Ex-Dividend
Short Interest ↑
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
3.4947 of 5 stars
$97.19
+2.0%
$97.80
+0.6%
+15.2%$14.65B$15.78B-46.7350,500Positive News
LECO
Lincoln Electric
3.8853 of 5 stars
$244.75
-0.7%
$210.25
-14.1%
+50.1%$13.91B$4.19B26.1212,000Short Interest ↓
Positive News

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