Sonoco Products Company Profile (NYSE:SON)

About Sonoco Products

Sonoco Products logoSonoco Products Company (Sonoco) is a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products and a provider of packaging services. The Company operates in four segments: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. Its Consumer Packaging segment's products and services include round composite cans, aluminum, steel and peelable membrane easy-open closures for composite and metal cans; plastic bottles, cups and trays, and printed flexible packaging and global brand management. Its Display and Packaging segment's products and services include point-of-purchase displays; fulfillment; supply chain management, and paperboard specialties. Its Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides the raw material for its fiber-based packaging. The Protective Solutions segment's products and services include custom-engineered and expanded foam protective packaging and components, and temperature-assured packaging.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SON
  • CUSIP: 83549510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $52.49
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $51.93
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $49.34
  • 52-Week Range: $36.56 - $53.57
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.88
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.10
  • P/E Growth: 3.22
  • Market Cap: $5.26B
  • Outstanding Shares: 100,237,000
  • Beta: 1.06
  • Net Margins: 4.37%
  • Return on Equity: 17.66%
  • Return on Assets: 6.77%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.65%
  • Current Ratio: 1.54%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.82)
Consensus Price Target: $46.25 (11.89% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/24/2016Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetHold$42.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$40.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details
7/22/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$46.00View Rating Details
7/22/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/22/2016Vertical ResearchDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details
6/1/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$50.00View Rating Details
4/27/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/11/2016DA DavidsonDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$42.00View Rating Details
3/18/2016Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
11/23/2015MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$42.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
7/17/2015Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$50.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/30/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/20/2016ListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$0.68$0.73$1.26 billion$1.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.60$0.65$1.21 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.62$0.64$1.28 billion$1.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.67$0.65$1.29 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/16/2015Q215$0.67$0.66$1.29 billion$1.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2015Q115$0.58$0.56$1.25 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.64$0.66$1.29 billion$1.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2014Q314$0.68$0.72$1.26 billion$1.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$0.66$0.63$1.26 billion$1.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q1$0.51$0.52$1.20 billion$1.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$0.58$0.58$1.21 billion$1.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$0.61$0.63$1.24 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$0.58$0.59$1.22 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.53$0.50$1.20 billion$1.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.54$0.56$1.18 billion$1.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.52$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.58$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$0.48$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.47$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.64$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$0.63$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.57$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$0.58$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.72 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.9 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.59$0.60$0.60
Q2 20163$0.67$0.69$0.68
Q3 20163$0.71$0.73$0.72
Q4 20163$0.66$0.68$0.67
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
Annual Dividend:$1.48
Dividend Yield:2.82%
Dividend Growth:4.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:69.81% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
54.41% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
51.03% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:35 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.99%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/26/2016Mancil J SandersCEOSell16,254$52.00$845,208.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Edgar H Lawton IIIDirectorSell20,000$51.08$1,021,600.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Barry L SaundersCFOSell3,809$51.09$194,601.81View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Robert L PuechlVPSell1,389$51.23$71,158.47View SEC Filing  
7/22/2016John E LinvilleDirectorSell33,746$51.54$1,739,268.84View SEC Filing  
7/22/2016Vicki B ArthurVPSell1,721$51.00$87,771.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016James A Harrell IIIVPSell1,000$50.00$50,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2016James A Harrell IIIVPSell1,000$49.00$49,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Marcy J ThompsonVPSell533$48.00$25,584.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Barry L SaundersCFOSell9,009$47.63$429,098.67View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016James A Harrell IIIVPSell2,048$47.87$98,037.76View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Vicki B ArthurVPSell4,000$48.00$192,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2016R. Howard CokerVPSell9,320$47.49$442,606.80View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Roger P SchrumVPSell1,283$45.53$58,414.99View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Roger P SchrumVPSell2,023$45.00$91,035.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Ritchie L BondVPSell2,924$42.22$123,451.28View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Robert L. PuechlVPSell1,394$42.23$58,868.62View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015James A Harrell IIIVPSell1,000$44.50$44,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015James A Harrell IIIVPSell1,000$43.50$43,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015James A. Harrell IIIVPSell2,531$42.19$106,782.89View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Marty F PignoneVPSell1,633$46.45$75,852.85View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Harris E Deloach JrChairmanSell11,155$47.50$529,862.50View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015R. Howard CokerVPSell3,932$47.50$186,770.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Barry L SaundersCFOSell13,666$47.05$642,985.30View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Mancil J SandersCEOSell3,387$46.85$158,680.95View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Ritchie L BondVPSell1,648$46.84$77,192.32View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Marc D OkenDirectorBuy2,000$47.00$94,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015R. Howard CokerVPSell6,954$46.39$322,596.06View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Vicki B ArthurVPSell1,971$46.95$92,538.45View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015John M ColyerVPSell1,915$46.34$88,741.10View SEC Filing  
12/29/2014Allan H MclelandVPSell2,329$44.60$103,873.40View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Marty F PignoneVPSell2,570$44.47$114,287.90View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014Rodger D FullerVPSell4,719$43.85$206,928.15View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Robert L PuechlVPSell1,264$41.95$53,024.80View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014Harris E Deloach JrChairmanSell16,766$41.62$697,800.92View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Rodger D FullerVPSell2,852$41.95$119,641.40View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Harris E Deloach JrChairmanSell80,000$41.14$3,291,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Marty F PignoneVPSell2,766$40.95$113,267.70View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Mancil J SandersCEOSell19,770$40.50$800,685.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Vicki B ArthurVPSell1,811$40.66$73,635.26View SEC Filing  
4/21/2014John ColyerVPSell8,172$42.03$343,469.16View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013Harris Deloach, Jr.ChairmanSell40,690$41.25$1,678,462.50View SEC Filing  
12/26/2013John LinvilleDirectorSell5,000$41.21$206,050.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2013Harris Deloach, Jr.ChairmanSell149,310$41.25$6,159,037.50View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Pamela Lewis DaviesDirectorSell5,000$40.68$203,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013Harris E Deloach JrChairmanSell2,810$40.75$114,507.50View SEC Filing  
10/23/2013R. Howard CokerVPSell3,500$40.69$142,415.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Rodger D FullerVPSell10,978$40.25$441,864.50View SEC Filing  
10/18/2013Thomas E WhiddonDirectorSell2,410$39.67$95,604.70View SEC Filing  
10/18/2013Vicki B ArthurVPSell2,020$40.01$80,820.20View SEC Filing  
10/17/2013John M ColyerVPSell6,485$40.00$259,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Pamela Lewis DaviesDirectorSell2,000$38.10$76,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Ritchie BondVPSell2,709$38.15$103,348.35View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Marty PignoneVPSell10,985$39.03$428,744.55View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013James MicaliDirectorSell5,000$39.21$196,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Rodger FullerVPSell1,305$39.00$50,895.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Robert C TiedeVPSell7,580$38.52$291,981.60View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013R. Howard CokerVPSell1,817$38.17$69,354.89View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Robert L PuechlVPSell1,515$38.50$58,327.50View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013James M MicaliDirectorSell4,000$36.59$146,360.00View SEC Filing  
7/19/2013Robert L PuechlVPSell3,977$37.00$147,149.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013John M ColyerVPSell3,200$36.13$115,616.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Rodger D FullerVPSell10,000$35.50$355,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Barry L SaundersCFOSell1,198$35.41$42,421.18View SEC Filing  
2/15/2013James M MicaliDirectorSell2,000$32.39$64,780.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Harris E Deloach JrCEOSell9,100$30.00$273,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON)
DateHeadline logoWhy Did Sonoco Increase Prices for Paperboard Tubes and Cores? - Market Realist (NYSE:SON) - September 29 at 12:42 PM logoSonoco (SON) Raises Price for Paperboard Tubes and Cores - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:SON) - September 29 at 12:42 PM logoGeorgia Power recognizes Gwinnett County Public Schools for commitment to energy efficiency (NYSE:SON) - September 28 at 7:08 PM logoSonoco (SON) Gearing Up for Growth Despite Headwinds (NYSE:SON) - September 28 at 7:08 PM logoannouncement 21 2016 - Purchase of shares by a person discharging managerial responsibilities in the Company Notification (NYSE:SON) - September 27 at 12:01 PM logoVolunteers set to clean Smith Lake Oct. 6 (NYSE:SON) - September 27 at 12:01 PM logoSonoco Raises Paperboard Prices Due to Rise in Raw Material Costs (NYSE:SON) - September 26 at 7:27 PM logoSonoco Products Shares Up 28.6% Since SmarTrend's Buy Recommendation (SON) (NYSE:SON) - September 26 at 7:27 PM logoSonoco Announces Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores (NYSE:SON) - September 26 at 7:27 PM
News IconSonoco ThermoSafe buys Laminar Medica (NYSE:SON) - September 23 at 11:59 AM
News IconSonoco (SON) Unit to Raise Paperboard Prices Across Europe - Yahoo News (NYSE:SON) - September 22 at 12:12 PM logoSeven ‘temperature tamers’ for saving on fall energy bills (NYSE:SON) - September 22 at 12:12 PM logoSonoco Products : Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products (NYSE:SON) - September 21 at 11:32 AM logoStock Market News for September 21, 2016 (NYSE:SON) - September 21 at 11:32 AM
News IconWhat is the Sell-side Saying About Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON)? - Frisco Fastball (NYSE:SON) - September 20 at 11:44 AM
News IconShares Have Ticked Up Over the Last Five Trading Sessions: Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) - Post News (NYSE:SON) - September 20 at 11:44 AM logoSonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica Group - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:SON) - September 20 at 11:44 AM logoSonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica Group (NYSE:SON) - September 20 at 11:44 AM logoSonoco (SON) Unit to Raise Paperboard Prices Across Europe (NYSE:SON) - September 20 at 11:44 AM logoGeorgia Power's 30-MW solar facility at SUBASE Kings Bay now online (NYSE:SON) - September 19 at 7:18 PM logoPower to Play grant program expands to support the arts (NYSE:SON) - September 19 at 7:18 PM logoAlabama Marine Resources Division, Alabama Power team up on artificial Reef (NYSE:SON) - September 19 at 7:18 PM logoSonoco Products : Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices Across Europe (NYSE:SON) - September 19 at 11:57 AM
News IconEarnings Take Center Stage; Analysts Weighing in on Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) - Frisco Fastball (NYSE:SON) - September 18 at 11:34 AM
News IconNow Available: Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) - September 16 at 10:58 AM logoSonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled ... - Nasdaq (NYSE:SON) - September 15 at 7:31 PM logoSonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) High Price Estimate At $55 ... - Stocks Daily (NYSE:SON) - September 15 at 7:31 PM logoSonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) High Price Estimate At $55 (NYSE:SON) - September 15 at 11:04 AM logoSonoco Announces Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products (NYSE:SON) - September 15 at 11:04 AM logoETF’s with exposure to Sonoco Products Co. : September 15, 2016 (NYSE:SON) - September 15 at 11:04 AM logoGeorgia Power invites EV drivers to charge up during National Drive Electric Week (NYSE:SON) - September 14 at 7:34 PM logoForm 4 SONOCO PRODUCTS CO For: Sep 09 Filed by: Cockrell Harry A (NYSE:SON) - September 14 at 11:46 AM
News IconSonoco invests in production plants to create higher capacity (NYSE:SON) - September 13 at 12:15 PM logoSonoco Products Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SON-US : September 13, 2016 (NYSE:SON) - September 13 at 12:15 PM logoLAKE CONDITIONS ALERT (NYSE:SON) - September 12 at 6:57 PM
News IconStock on the Rise Over the Last Half Year: Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) - Post News (NYSE:SON) - September 12 at 12:07 PM
News IconThe Sell-side Consensus is in on Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON); Earnings & Target Updates (NYSE:SON) - September 10 at 11:36 AM logoSonoco Products Up 27.7% Since SmarTrend Uptrend Call (SON) (NYSE:SON) - September 10 at 11:36 AM
News IconSonoco expanding injection molding plants in Germany - Plastics News (NYSE:SON) - September 9 at 7:01 PM logoBRIEF-Sonoco Products files for a potential mixed shelf offering; size undisclosed - SEC filing (NYSE:SON) - September 9 at 2:34 PM
News IconThe Sell-side Consensus is in on Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON); Earnings & Target Updates - National Daily Press (NYSE:SON) - September 9 at 11:55 AM logoSonoco Invests in Higher Production Capacity for Advanced Injection-Molded Rigid Plastic Packaging (NYSE:SON) - September 8 at 7:04 PM logoTop 5 Vendors in the Global HDPE Packaging Market From 2016 to 2020 -- Technavio (NYSE:SON) - September 8 at 7:04 PM logoPlug in and pass the pump (NYSE:SON) - September 8 at 7:04 PM
News IconSonoco invests €8m in expansion to plastic packaging site (NYSE:SON) - September 8 at 11:17 AM logoWho Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on September 2? (NYSE:SON) - September 6 at 7:31 PM logoSON’s Paper-Based Tubes and Cores Just Got More Expensive (NYSE:SON) - September 6 at 7:31 PM
News IconShares Spotted Rising Up to a Recent High: Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) - Post News (NYSE:SON) - September 6 at 11:55 AM logoSonoco ThermoSafe Acquires AAR Cold Chain Solutions Assets (NYSE:SON) - September 6 at 11:55 AM logo2:13 am Sonoco Products confirms will divest rigid plastics blow molding operations to Amcor for $280 mln - see 18:41 for additional details from Amcor (NYSE:SON) - September 5 at 11:28 AM


Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) Chart for Friday, September, 30, 2016

Last Updated on 9/30/2016 by Staff