Westrock Company Company Profile (NYSE:WRK)

About Westrock Company

Westrock Company logoWestRock Company is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. The Company also develops real estate in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The Company's segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of its containerboard mill and corrugated packaging operations, as well as its recycling operations. The Consumer Packaging segment consists of consumer mills, folding carton, beverage, merchandising displays, home, health and beauty dispensing, and partition operations. The Land and Development segment is engaged in the development and sale of real estate primarily in Charleston, South Carolina. As of September 30, 2016, the Company owned approximately 61,000 acres of development landholdings primarily in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboard and high-graphics preprinted linerboard.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WRK
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $53.19
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $53.13
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $49.48
  • 52-Week Range: $32.19 - $56.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 99.14
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.58
  • P/E Growth: 2.23
  • Market Cap: $13.40B
  • Outstanding Shares: 251,199,000
  • Beta: 1.27
  • Net Margins: 0.96%
  • Return on Equity: 6.32%
  • Return on Assets: 2.71%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.57%
  • Current Ratio: 1.81%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.58)
Consensus Price Target: $59.16 (10.72% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/21/2017Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$66.00View Rating Details
2/15/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
2/2/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/26/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$46.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$59.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
1/25/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$62.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$51.00View Rating Details
9/23/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$50.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$53.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$52.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
4/20/2016Dundee SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
2/2/2016Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$47.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
11/30/2015Cantor FitzgeraldInitiated CoverageBuy$62.00View Rating Details
11/10/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$54.00View Rating Details
11/6/2015DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$66.00View Rating Details
9/3/2015Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$69.00View Rating Details
8/25/2015Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$70.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/24/2017Q117$0.46$0.47$3.48 billion$3.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q416$0.63$0.71$2.54 billion$3.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q316$0.66$0.71$3.70 billion$3.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q2$0.52$0.61$3.74 million$3.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q1$0.58$0.59$3.71 million$3.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q4$0.95$0.93$4.02 billion$3.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q3$1.03$1.15ViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.63 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.04 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 201611$0.48$0.86$0.64
Q2 20168$0.55$1.09$0.87
Q3 20165$0.61$1.11$0.81
Q4 20164$0.61$0.72$0.64
Q1 20173$0.47$0.48$0.47
Q2 20173$0.51$0.53$0.52
Q3 20173$0.76$0.88$0.81
Q4 20173$0.77$0.93$0.83
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)
Annual Dividend:$1.60
Dividend Yield:2.99%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:301.89% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
60.84% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
52.63% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.68%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.57%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/5/2016Robert A FeeserInsiderSell23,670$51.28$1,213,797.60View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016G Stephen FelkerDirectorSell10,000$50.00$500,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016James B PorterInsiderSell110,000$48.19$5,300,900.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2016John A Luke JrDirectorSell188,103$46.62$8,769,361.86View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016J Powell BrownDirectorBuy6,000$32.19$193,140.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Ward H DicksonCFOBuy3,000$34.01$102,030.00View SEC Filing  
1/14/2016James B PorterInsiderSell26,000$38.57$1,002,820.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015James B PorterInsiderSell39,000$44.60$1,739,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015Arnold Stephen MeadowsCAOSell5,000$59.70$298,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is Westrock Company's stock symbol?

Westrock Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WRK."

How often does Westrock Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Westrock Company?

Westrock Company declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share on Monday, February 20th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 8th.

Where is Westrock Company's stock going? Where will Westrock Company's stock price be in 2017?

12 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Westrock Company's stock. Their predictions range from $50.00 to $70.56. On average, they anticipate Westrock Company's share price to reach $59.16 in the next year.

When will Westrock Company announce their earnings?

Westrock Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 27th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Westrock Company stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Westrock Company stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "WestRock’s first-quarter fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4% while revenues fell short by 1%. In the fiscal second-quarter 2017, WestRock expects sequential earnings to be higher, benefitting from seasonally higher volumes in both consumer and corrugated as well as four more box shipping days and less maintenance downtime. However, higher input costs including wage inflation will affect results in the second quarter. As recycled fiber prices and energy continue to rise, rising input costs is likely to weigh on margins in the rest of the quarters in fiscal 2017 as well. Further, merger-related expenses, weak primary demand for processed, frozen, and dry foods and carbonated soft drinks as well as a stronger dollar may weigh on WestRock’s near-term results. WestRock has underperformed the Zacks categorized Paper and Paper Products sub industry in the past one year." (1/31/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "With the stock trading with a 10% PF FCF yield and mgmt doing a good job unlocking value with the HH&B divestiture and acquisition of MPSX, we remain comfortable with our Buy. While higher input costs are muting the impact of the fall containerboard price increase, given the tightness of the market, we could see a spring price hike which provide could meaningful upside to our estimates." (1/25/2017)
  • Credit Suisse Group analysts commented, "We believe WRK in part will offset these pressures with the integration of the Carolina brand (expected to increase to 150k in FQ3 from 12k in FQ2) and share gains in folding cartons, which should help WRK to outperform the market and maintain high operating efficiency and improve cost. Catalysts: FQ3 16 results in July." (5/3/2016)

Who owns Westrock Company stock?

Westrock Company's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (7.37%), State Street Corp (6.24%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.57%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.00%), Investec Asset Management LTD (0.62%) and Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.52%). Company insiders that own Westrock Company stock include Arnold Stephen Meadows, G Stephen Felker, J Powell Brown, James B Porter, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Ward H Dickson.

Who sold Westrock Company stock? Who is selling Westrock Company stock?

Westrock Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ruffer LLP, Systematic Financial Management LP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Franklin Resources Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, Advisory Research Inc., FMR LLC and State Street Corp. Company insiders that have sold Westrock Company stock in the last year include G Stephen Felker, James B Porter, John A Luke Jr and Robert A Feeser.

Who bought Westrock Company stock? Who is buying Westrock Company stock?

Westrock Company's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Two Sigma Investments LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., AQR Capital Management LLC, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, TCW Group Inc. and A.R.T. Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Westrock Company stock in the last two years include J Powell Brown and Ward H Dickson.

How do I buy Westrock Company stock?

Shares of Westrock Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Westrock Company stock cost?

One share of Westrock Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.43.

Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK) Chart for Friday, February, 24, 2017

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Westrock Company (NYSE:WRK)

Last Updated on 2/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff