WestRock (WRK) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.13 (+0.28%)
(As of 11:40 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
682,861 shs
Average Volume
2.10 million shs
Market Capitalization
$12.19 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

WestRock MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.20 Rating Score
8.8% Downside
$43.00 Price Target
Short Interest
6.01% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.71mentions of WestRock in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$149,695 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.93 to $3.33 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.

3.21 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

88th out of 173 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

4th 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
Ex-Dividend for 2/21 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Paperboard containers & boxes
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
5 Analysts


Net Income
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.31 billion
Cash Flow
$8.85 per share
Book Value
$39.40 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$12.16 billion

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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?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for WestRock's stock. Their WRK share price targets range from $37.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $43.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.8%.
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How have WRK shares performed in 2024?

WestRock's stock was trading at $41.52 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WRK stock has increased by 13.5% and is now trading at $47.13.
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Are investors shorting WestRock?

WestRock saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 15,500,000 shares, an increase of 30.5% from the February 29th total of 11,880,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,150,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.2 days. Approximately 6.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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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.
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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 for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.35 by $0.15. The basic materials company earned $4.62 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.79 billion. WestRock had a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.87% and a negative net margin of 8.58%. The company's revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share.

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

WestRock declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.57%. 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 2.52%.
Read our dividend analysis for WRK.

How will WestRock's stock buyback program work?

WestRock announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, May 5th 2022, which permits the company to buyback 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.23%), CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.07%), Kwmg LLC (0.05%), Raymond James & Associates (0.05%), Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC (0.05%) and Canal Capital Management LLC (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Currey M Russell, James E Nevels, 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 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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