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NYSE:WRK

WestRock (WRK) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$43.91
-0.03 (-0.07%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$43.71
$44.19
50-Day Range
$38.37
$43.94
52-Week Range
$26.84
$44.26
Volume
845,595 shs
Average Volume
2.10 million shs
Market Capitalization
$11.26 billion
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.76%
Price Target
$39.43

WestRock MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.43 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.2% Downside
$39.43 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.48% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.96
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.93mentions of WestRock in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$149,695 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
73.85%
From $1.95 to $3.39 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.04 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

47th out of 171 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

3rd out of 4 stocks


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About WestRock Stock (NYSE:WRK)

WestRock Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides fiber-based paper and packaging solutions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It operates through four segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Global Paper, and Distribution. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards to consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers. It also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services and custom, and proprietary and standard automated packaging machines; turn-key installation, automation, line integration, and packaging solutions; machinery solution that creates pouches; and pack temporary displays, as well as lithographic laminated packaging products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding cartons that are used to package food, paper, beverages, dairy products, confectionery, health and beauty, and other household consumer products, as well as express mail packages for the overnight courier industry. It also offers inserts and labels, as well as rigid packaging and other printed packaging products, such as transaction cards, brochures, product literature, marketing materials, and grower tags, and plant stakes; and paperboard packaging for over-the-counter and prescription drugs. In addition, this segment manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions, and die-cut paperboard components. The Global Paper segment manufactures containerboard, paperboard, and specialty grades primarily to corrugated packaging, folding carton, food service, liquid packaging, tobacco, and commercial print markets. The Distribution segment distributes corrugated packaging materials and other specialty packaging products, including stretch films, void fills, carton sealing tapes, and other specialty tapes; and provides contract packing services. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

WRK Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/01/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/21 Dividend
2/08/2024
Dividend Payable
2/21/2024
Today
2/23/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/02/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
56,100
Year Founded
2015

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$39.43
High Stock Price Target
$48.00
Low Stock Price Target
$32.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-10.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.43
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$-1,649,000,000.00
Pretax Margin
-8.88%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.31 billion
Cash Flow
$9.05 per share
Book Value
$39.63 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
255,243,000
Market Cap
$11.26 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06

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Key Executives

  • Mr. David B. Sewell (Age 55)
    CEO, President & Director
    Comp: $3.07M
  • Mr. Alexander W. Pease (Age 52)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.59M
  • Ms. Denise Rene Perry Singleton (Age 62)
    Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $1.61M
  • Mr. Thomas M. StigersMr. Thomas M. Stigers (Age 61)
    President of Mill Operations
    Comp: $1.31M
  • Mr. Patrick M. Kivits (Age 56)
    President of Corrugated Packaging
    Comp: $1.32M
  • Ms. Julia Ann McConnell (Age 55)
    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Dr. Benny Purushota Patel (Age 56)
    Chief Innovation and Science Officer
  • Mr. Robert Quartaro
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Vicki L. Lostetter (Age 64)
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Ms. Nina E. Butler
    Chief Environmental Officer & Deputy General Counsel














WRK Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell WestRock stock right now?

7 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" WRK shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WRK, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is WestRock's stock price target for 2024?

7 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for WestRock's stock. Their WRK share price targets range from $32.00 to $48.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $39.43 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.2%.
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How have WRK shares performed in 2024?

WestRock's stock was trading at $41.52 at the start of the year. Since then, WRK shares have increased by 5.8% and is now trading at $43.91.
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Are investors shorting WestRock?

WestRock saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,290,000 shares, a drop of 20.3% from the January 15th total of 7,890,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,590,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 2.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is WestRock's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.
View our WRK earnings forecast
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How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.15. The basic materials company had revenue of $4.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.79 billion. WestRock had a negative net margin of 8.58% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.87%. WestRock's revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.55 EPS.

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

WestRock declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.3025 per share on Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $1.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th.
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Is WestRock a good dividend stock?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.77%.
Read our dividend analysis for WRK.

How will WestRock's stock buyback program work?

WestRock announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, May 5th 2022, which allows the company to repurchase 25,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has WestRock issued on next quarter's earnings?

WestRock issued an update on its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Monday, December, 11th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 0.240-0.370 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 0.390. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Steve Voorhees' approval rating as WestRock's CEO?

370 employees have rated WestRock Chief Executive Officer Steve Voorhees on Glassdoor.com. Steve Voorhees has an approval rating of 74% among the company's employees. 60.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at WestRock to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of WestRock own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other WestRock investors own include AT&T (T), AbbVie (ABBV), Verizon Communications (VZ), CVS Health (CVS), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

Who are WestRock's major shareholders?

WestRock's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.08%), Greenhaven Associates Inc. (5.23%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.58%), Norges Bank (1.86%), Nordea Investment Management AB (1.69%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.21%). Insiders that own company stock include Currey M Russell, James E Nevels, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, John L O'neal, Thomas Stigers and Vicki L Lostetter.
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How do I buy shares of WestRock?

Shares of WRK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does WestRock have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of WestRock: A.G. Industries, KapStone, MeadWestvaco, Multi Packaging Solutions, National Print Group, SP Fiber Holdings, Simpson Tacoma Paper Mill, Smurfit-Stone Container, Southern Container, WRK International Holdings Sarl, WRK Luxembourg Sarl, WestRock - Solvay LLC, WestRock CP LLC, WestRock Coated Board LLC, WestRock Converting LLC, WestRock Fulfillment Company, WestRock Holding Company III, WestRock Holdings B.V., WestRock Luxembourg S.A.R.L., WestRock MWV LLC, WestRock RKT LLC, WestRock Shared Services LLC, WestRock Southern Container LLC, and WestRockTimber Note Holding Company III.
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This page (NYSE:WRK) was last updated on 2/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff