WestRock Company Profile (NYSE:WRK)

About WestRock

WestRock logoWestrock Company is a provider of packaging solutions and manufactures containerboard and paperboard. The Company's operating segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, and Land and Development. The Company operates in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. It also operates a specialty chemicals business and develops real estate in Charleston, South Carolina. The Company's corrugated packaging system manufactures containerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging and preprinted linerboard for sale to consumer and industrial products manufacturers and corrugated box manufacturers. It operates virgin and recycled fiber paperboard mills and consumer packaging converting operations, which convert items, such as folding and beverage cartons, displays, dispensing and interior partitions. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes specialty chemicals derived from sawdust and other byproducts of the papermaking process.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WRK
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $48.36
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $46.52
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $41.35
  • 52-Week Range: $248,709,000.00 - $29.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.41
  • P/E Growth: -2.75
  • Market Cap: $12.04B
  • Outstanding Shares: 248,709,000
  • Beta: 1.2
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: -1.27%
  • Return on Equity: 6.71%
  • Return on Assets: 2.99%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.55%
  • Current Ratio: 1.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.95%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WestRock (NYSE:WRK) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.44)
Consensus Price Target: $53.04 (9.58% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/23/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$50.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral$53.00View Rating Details
9/6/2016Credit Agricole SABoost Price TargetUnderperform$46.00 -> $54.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$52.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
8/22/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/11/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$41.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$52.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingHold$45.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$50.00View Rating Details
4/20/2016Dundee SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
4/8/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$70.56View 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
10/12/2015KeyCorpReiterated RatingPositiveView 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 9/25/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2016        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.57 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.95 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 20171$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q2 20171$0.75$0.75$0.75
Q3 20171$1.06$1.06$1.06
Q4 20171$1.07$1.07$1.07
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
Annual Dividend:$1.50
Dividend Yield:3.10%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-202.70% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.37% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
50.85% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/1/2016quarterly$0.383.58%8/10/20168/12/20168/22/2016
4/25/2016quarterly$0.383.77%5/4/20165/6/20165/16/2016
2/3/2016quarterly$0.384.5%2/10/20162/12/20162/25/2016
11/2/2015quarterly$0.382.77%11/17/201511/19/201512/2/2015
7/24/2015$0.388/10/20158/12/20158/25/2015
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.41%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.32%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
DateHeadline
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Edison International (NYSE:EIX), WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - September 23 at 5:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCoverage initiated on WestRock by Goldman (NYSE:WRK)
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 7:45 PM
News IconWhat Wall Street is saying about WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) | The ... - The Independent Republic (NYSE:WRK)
theindependentrepublic.com - September 21 at 7:37 PM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD ... - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - September 21 at 11:59 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK), The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - September 19 at 8:01 PM
fidaily.com logoWestrock Company Common Stock (NYSE:WRK) Trading Up – Insiders Selling, Short Interest Growing (NYSE:WRK)
www.fidaily.com - September 17 at 5:59 AM
4-traders.com logoWestRock : Bocage Capital Lowers stake in WestRock Co (WRK) (NYSE:WRK)
www.4-traders.com - September 15 at 11:55 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: WestRock (NYSE:WRK), Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - September 14 at 12:31 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTROCK CO Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; (NYSE:WRK)
biz.yahoo.com - September 14 at 12:31 PM
News IconCG Stocks Assessment= WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK), Lululemon ... - share market updates (press release) (NYSE:WRK)
sharemarketupdates.com - September 12 at 7:36 PM
nasdaq.com logoCommit To Purchase WestRock At $42.50, Earn 9.3% Annualized Using Options - Nasdaq (NYSE:WRK)
www.nasdaq.com - September 8 at 7:46 PM
News IconWestRock Co (NYSE:WRK): What is the Sell-side Making of this Stock? - Post News (NYSE:WRK)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - September 8 at 7:46 PM
News IconSell-side is Weighing in on WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) Earnings ... - Frisco Fastball (NYSE:WRK)
friscofastball.com - September 8 at 7:46 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to WestRock Co. : September 8, 2016 (NYSE:WRK)
www.capitalcube.com - September 8 at 12:05 PM
News Icon(WRK) Price Target Increased to $54.00 by Analysts at Credit Agricole SA (NYSE:WRK)
www.crcconnection.com - September 7 at 8:14 PM
nasdaq.com logoCommit To Purchase WestRock At $42.50, Earn 9.3% Annualized Using Options (NYSE:WRK)
www.nasdaq.com - September 6 at 8:14 PM
News IconTrending Movers to Watch: WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK), HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA), Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG) - NYSE Journal (press release) (NYSE:WRK)
stockznews.com - September 1 at 11:30 AM
publicnow.com logoWestRock Announces Upcoming Investor Conferences (NYSE:WRK)
www.publicnow.com - September 1 at 11:30 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - August 30 at 8:02 PM
forbes.com logoWestRock Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:WRK)
www.forbes.com - August 30 at 11:35 AM
News IconMerck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) & WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) UPDATE ON U.S STOCKS : 26 AUG 2016 - Money News (press release) (NYSE:WRK)
www.newsismoney.com - August 29 at 8:13 PM
marketnewsvideo.com logoThursday Sector Leaders: Materials, Financial (NYSE:WRK)
www.marketnewsvideo.com - August 26 at 11:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock Company (WRK) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 5.9% (NYSE:WRK)
finance.yahoo.com - August 26 at 11:10 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCall buyers are charging into WestRock (NYSE:WRK)
finance.yahoo.com - August 26 at 11:10 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to WestRock Co. : August 26, 2016 (NYSE:WRK)
www.capitalcube.com - August 26 at 11:10 AM
News IconStock Focus: WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) Short Term PT Update - Post News (NYSE:WRK)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 25 at 5:55 AM
News IconCrowd Sentiment & Wall Street Views on WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK)? - Post News (NYSE:WRK)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 24 at 8:05 PM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Edison International (NYSE:EIX ... - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - August 23 at 8:26 PM
News IconStock Fever: Where are WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) Shares Headed? - Post News (NYSE:WRK)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 21 at 6:01 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK), PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - August 20 at 9:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWESTROCK CO Financials (NYSE:WRK)
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 8:31 PM
News IconStock Perspective: WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) Company Earnings Watch - Post News (NYSE:WRK)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 17 at 8:38 PM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK), Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:WRK)
voiceregistrar.com - August 15 at 8:39 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to WestRock Co. : August 11, 2016 (NYSE:WRK)
www.capitalcube.com - August 11 at 8:58 PM
tradecalls.org logoHanlon Investment Management adds WestRock Co (WRK) to its portfolio (NYSE:WRK)
www.tradecalls.org - August 10 at 11:35 AM
tradecalls.org logoHanlon Investment Management adds WestRock Co (WRK) to its portfolio - Trade Calls (NYSE:WRK)
www.tradecalls.org - August 9 at 8:39 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTROCK CO Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NYSE:WRK)
biz.yahoo.com - August 9 at 8:39 PM
forbes.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Neenah Paper, WestRock and EQT - Forbes - Forbes (NYSE:WRK)
www.forbes.com - August 8 at 8:32 PM
fortune.com logoLooking At Recent Analyst Ratings: AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) - Review Fortune (NYSE:WRK)
reviewfortune.com - August 8 at 8:32 PM
News IconWestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) & Manulife Financial Corporation (USA) (NYSE:MFC) Active Stock's Momentum - Money News (press release) (NYSE:WRK)
www.newsismoney.com - August 6 at 8:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WRK earnings conference call or presentation 4-Aug-16 12:30pm GMT (NYSE:WRK)
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 8:48 PM
investorplace.com logo5 Stocks With Poor Earnings Momentum — EMITF LVNTA WRK CZR GLP (NYSE:WRK)
investorplace.com - August 4 at 11:37 AM
zacks.com logoWestRock (WRK) Tops Q3 Earnings, Synergy Targets in Line (NYSE:WRK)
www.zacks.com - August 4 at 11:37 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock beats 3Q profit forecasts (NYSE:WRK)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 11:37 AM
publicnow.com logoWestRock Reports Strong Results in Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 (NYSE:WRK)
www.publicnow.com - August 4 at 11:37 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWESTROCK CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial St (NYSE:WRK)
biz.yahoo.com - August 4 at 11:37 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWestRock's (WRK) Q3 Earnings Beat, Sales Miss (NYSE:WRK)
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 11:36 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ3 2016 WestRock Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:WRK)
biz.yahoo.com - August 4 at 11:36 AM
News IconCG Stocks in Drift: Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL), WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) - share market updates (press release) (NYSE:WRK)
sharemarketupdates.com - August 3 at 11:39 AM
tradecalls.org logoCumberland Partners Ltd Lowers stake in WestRock Co (WRK) - Trade Calls (NYSE:WRK)
www.tradecalls.org - August 2 at 8:44 PM

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Last Updated on 9/25/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff