NYSE:SON - Sonoco Products Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$56.12 -0.33 (-0.58 %)
(As of 07/23/2018 01:32 PM ET)
Previous Close$56.83
Today's Range$55.90 - $56.83
52-Week Range$46.55 - $57.18
Volume11,520 shs
Average Volume506,103 shs
Market Capitalization$5.62 billion
P/E Ratio20.10
Dividend Yield2.91%
Sonoco Products logoSonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Packaging, Display and Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, and Protective Solutions. The Consumer Packaging segment offers composite and thermoformed plastic round and shaped rigid containers and trays; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging products; brand artwork management; and metal and peelable membrane ends and closures. The Display and Packaging segment offers point-of-purchase displays; supply chain management services comprising contract packing, fulfillment, and scalable service centers; retail packaging, including printed backer cards, thermoformed blisters, and heat sealing equipment; and paper amenities, such as coasters and glass covers. The Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides paperboard tubes and cores; fiber-based construction tubes and forms; wooden, metal, and composite wire and cable reels and spools; and recycled paperboard, linerboard, corrugating medium, recovered paper, and material recycling services. The Protective Solutions segment provides custom-engineered, paperboard-based, and expanded foam protective packaging and components; and temperature-assured packaging products. The company sells its products in various markets, which include paper, textile, film, food, chemical, packaging, construction, and wire and cable. Sonoco Products Company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-IndustryPaper Packaging
SectorIndustrial Products


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.71
Current Ratio1.53
Quick Ratio1.07


Trailing P/E Ratio20.10
Forward P/E Ratio16.80
P/E Growth3.62

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.04 billion
Price / Sales1.11
Cash Flow$4.9929 per share
Price / Cash11.24
Book Value$17.41 per share
Price / Book3.22


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.79
Net Income$175.34 million
Net Margins4.57%
Return on Equity18.01%
Return on Assets6.92%


Outstanding Shares99,560,000
Market Cap$5,620.34

Sonoco Products (NYSE:SON) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sonoco Products' stock symbol?

Sonoco Products trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SON."

How often does Sonoco Products pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sonoco Products?

Sonoco Products declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th. View Sonoco Products' Dividend History.

How were Sonoco Products' earnings last quarter?

Sonoco Products Co (NYSE:SON) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 19th. The industrial products company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.07. The industrial products company had revenue of $1.37 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. Sonoco Products had a net margin of 4.57% and a return on equity of 18.01%. Sonoco Products's revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.71 EPS. View Sonoco Products' Earnings History.

When is Sonoco Products' next earnings date?

Sonoco Products is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Sonoco Products.

What guidance has Sonoco Products issued on next quarter's earnings?

Sonoco Products issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.27-3.37 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.28. Sonoco Products also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.82-0.88 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for SON?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Sonoco Products' shares. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Sonoco Products' stock price to reach $54.5714 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.5%. View Analyst Ratings for Sonoco Products.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sonoco Products?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sonoco Products in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Sonoco Products stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Sonoco Products stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "For full-year 2018, Sonoco expects its adjusted earnings per share will be between $3.22 and $3.32, reflecting a downward revision in the expected effective tax rate and anticipated earnings accretion from the Highland Packaging acquisition. For second-quarter 2018, the company projects adjusted earnings per share of 83-89 cents. In 2018, Sonoco is expected to face inflationary pressure, ranging from higher freight costs, increased labor costs and elevated costs for materials. Its Display and Packaging segment will face difficult market conditions and operational issues. Further, the slowdown in manufacturing in the United States and emerging markets, along with headwinds from a strengthening dollar, will continue to impact Sonoco's industrial businesses." (6/25/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We consider SON a solid defensive holding on account of its relatively low leverage (below 2.0x), high dividend yield, and continued and perhaps underappreciated shift toward consumer-oriented businesses. However, volume/mix remains a challenge, and at nearly 9.0x our 2018 adj. EBITDA estimate, we think the valuation is fair and consequently reiterate our SW rating." (4/19/2018)

Who are some of Sonoco Products' key competitors?

Who are Sonoco Products' key executives?

Sonoco Products' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Harris E. DeLoach Jr., Exec. Chairman (Age 73)
  • Mr. Robert C. Tiede, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Barry L. Saunders, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Rodger D. Fuller, Sr. VP of Paper/Industrial Converting Americas, Reels & Display and Packaging (Age 56)
  • Mr. Robert Howard Coker, Sr. VP of Rigid Paper Containers & Paper/Engineered Carriers International (Age 55)

Has Sonoco Products been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SON stock has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sonoco Products earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.13 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Sonoco Products' major shareholders?

Sonoco Products' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Columbus Macro LLC (0.09%), James Investment Research Inc. (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.01%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.01%). Company insiders that own Sonoco Products stock include Allan H Mcleland, Barry L Saunders, Edgar H Lawton III, James A Harrell III, John E Linville, Kevin P Mahoney, Mancil J Sanders, Marcy J Thompson, R Howard Coker, Robert L Puechl, Rodger D Fuller, Roger P Schrum and Vicki B Arthur. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sonoco Products.

Which major investors are selling Sonoco Products stock?

SON stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Columbus Macro LLC and Alpha Windward LLC. Company insiders that have sold Sonoco Products company stock in the last year include Allan H Mcleland, Barry L Saunders, Marcy J Thompson, R Howard Coker, Rodger D Fuller, Roger P Schrum and Vicki B Arthur. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonoco Products.

Which major investors are buying Sonoco Products stock?

SON stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including James Investment Research Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB and Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sonoco Products.

How do I buy shares of Sonoco Products?

Shares of SON 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 Sonoco Products' stock price today?

One share of SON stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.96.

How big of a company is Sonoco Products?

Sonoco Products has a market capitalization of $5.62 billion and generates $5.04 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $175.34 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.79 on an earnings per share basis. Sonoco Products employs 21,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Sonoco Products?

Sonoco Products' mailing address is 1 NORTH SECOND STREET, HARTSVILLE SC, 29550. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 843-383-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Sonoco Products (NYSE SON)

Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  205 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  457 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  662
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sonoco Products and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SON will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SON will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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