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Westrock Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:WRK)

$40.50
+0.13 (+0.32 %)
(As of 11/14/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$40.25
Now: $40.50
$41.08
50-Day Range
$33.39
MA: $37.08
$40.72
52-Week Range
$31.94
Now: $40.50
$48.55
Volume2.54 million shs
Average Volume2.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.41 billion
P/E Ratio10.18
Dividend Yield4.51%
Beta1.61
WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIPN/A
Phone770-448-2193

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.29 billion
Cash Flow$10.18 per share
Book Value$45.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$862.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees45,100
Market Cap$10.41 billion
Next Earnings Date1/30/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Westrock (NYSE:WRK) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westrock's stock symbol?

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

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

Westrock announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 7th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.465 per share on Tuesday, December 3rd. This represents a $1.86 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 18th. This is an increase from Westrock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. View Westrock's Dividend History.

How were Westrock's earnings last quarter?

Westrock Co (NYSE:WRK) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 7th. The basic materials company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. The basic materials company earned $4.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.84 billion. Westrock had a return on equity of 8.81% and a net margin of 4.72%. Westrock's revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.29 EPS. View Westrock's Earnings History.

When is Westrock's next earnings date?

Westrock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 30th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Westrock.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

9 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Westrock's stock. Their forecasts range from $34.00 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate Westrock's share price to reach $43.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Westrock.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Westrock?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westrock in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Westrock.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Westrock stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Westrock stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WestRock projects adjusted segment EBITDA at $880-$925 million for fourth-quarter fiscal 2019. Benefits from higher sequential seasonal volumes across both segments will be offset by lower containerboard prices. The company’s guidance for fiscal 2019 adjusted EBITDA is at $3.25 billion, down from $3.3 billion-$3.4 billion. In fiscal 2019, higher maintenance downtime compared with the prior year will impact results. The estimates for the current quarter and fiscal have thus undergone negative revisions lately. Nevertheless, the acquisition of KapStone is likely to generate significant cost synergies and expand its paper packaging product offering in the days ahead. Productivity and performance improvement programs and cost-saving actions remain tailwinds. The company also remains focused on lowering debt levels." (10/14/2019)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We’re maintaining our FY19 adj. EBITDA estimate as we were already below the midpoint of guidance, as well as our well below-consensus FY20 adj. EBITDA estimate; we’re raising our FY20 free cash flow estimate on more favorable working capital. WRK will presumably issue FY20 adj. EBITDA and cash flow guidance on its upcoming F4Q19 call. We’re maintaining our FY19 adj. EBITDA estimate of $3.241B (guidance is ~$3.25B at the midpoint) and FY20 estimate of $2.915B (a substantial ~7% below consensus of $3.143B according to Bloomberg). In FY20, WRK should benefit from additional KapStone synergies (we assume $50M-$60M), recent capital projects ($70M of expected EBITDA benefits), and the non-recurrence of costs associated with those capital projects (which totaled $36M in the past two quarters)." (9/23/2019)

Has Westrock been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WRK stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Westrock earned a daily sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Westrock.

Are investors shorting Westrock?

Westrock saw a drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,560,000 shares, a drop of 6.1% from the September 30th total of 3,790,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,230,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Westrock's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Westrock's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Westrock own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Westrock investors own include Micron Technology (MU), AbbVie (ABBV), CVS Health (CVS), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Paypal (PYPL) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Westrock's key executives?

Westrock's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Steven C. Voorhees, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 65)
  • Mr. Ward H. Dickson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. James B. Porter III, Pres of Bus. Devel. & Latin America (Age 68)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Chief Commercial Officer & Pres of Corrugated Packaging (Age 56)
  • Mr. Robert A. Feeser, Pres of Consumer Packaging (Age 57)

Who are Westrock's major shareholders?

Westrock's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.59%), Patten & Patten Inc. TN (0.49%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.39%), Alps Advisors Inc. (0.36%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.31%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.29%). Company insiders that own Westrock stock include Currey M Russell, James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Jennifer Graham-Johnson, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser, Steven C Voorhees and Ward H Dickson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Westrock.

Which major investors are selling Westrock stock?

WRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Alps Advisors Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, First Trust Advisors LP, Canal Capital Management LLC, Regentatlantic Capital LLC and Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Westrock company stock in the last year include John A Luke Jr and Robert A Feeser. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westrock.

Which major investors are buying Westrock stock?

WRK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., California Public Employees Retirement System, B & T Capital Management DBA Alpha Capital Management, Three Peaks Capital Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. Company insiders that have bought Westrock stock in the last two years include Currey M Russell and Ward H Dickson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Westrock.

How do I buy shares of Westrock?

Shares of WRK 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Westrock's stock price today?

One share of WRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.50.

How big of a company is Westrock?

Westrock has a market capitalization of $10.41 billion and generates $18.29 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $862.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.98 on an earnings per share basis. Westrock employs 45,100 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Westrock.

What is Westrock's official website?

The official website for Westrock is http://www.westrock.com/.

How can I contact Westrock?

Westrock's mailing address is 1000 ABERNATHY ROAD NE, ATLANTA GA, 30328. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 770-448-2193 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Westrock (NYSE WRK)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  403 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  338 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  741
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Westrock and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WRK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WRK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/14/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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