NYSE:WRK - WestRock Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$44.20 -0.01 (-0.02 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$44.21
Today's Range$44.02 - $45.19
52-Week Range$39.21 - $71.55
Volume1.81 million shs
Average Volume1.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.55 billion
P/E Ratio10.81
Dividend Yield4.02%
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. This segment also provides structural and graphic design, engineering services, and automated packaging machines; resells other products; and offers recycling and waste disposal services. Its corrugated packaging products are used to provide protective packaging for the shipment and distribution of food, paper, health and beauty, other household, consumer, commercial, and industrial products. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding and beverage cartons, displays, dispensing, and interior partitions; paperboards; recycled paperboards; express mail packages for the overnight courier industry; and secondary packages and paperboard packaging for the healthcare market. This segment also manufactures and sells solid fiber and corrugated partitions and die-cut paperboard components; temporary and permanent point-of-purchase displays for the consumer products and retail markets; lithographic laminated packaging products; and plastic packaging products, as well as provides contract packing services. The Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities, primarily in Charleston, South Carolina. WestRock Company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNYSE:WRK
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.49
Current Ratio1.44
Quick Ratio0.89


Trailing P/E Ratio10.81
Forward P/E Ratio9.65
P/E Growth1.6

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$16.29 billion
Price / Sales0.69
Cash Flow$8.8577 per share
Price / Cash Flow4.99
Book Value$45.01 per share
Price / Book0.98


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.09
Net Income$1.91 billion
Net Margins11.70%
Return on Equity9.26%
Return on Assets4.20%


Outstanding Shares255,110,000
Market Cap$11.55 billion

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 Monday, October 29th. Investors of record on Friday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.455 per share on Monday, November 19th. This represents a $1.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. This is a boost from WestRock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. View WestRock's Dividend History.

How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 5th. The basic materials company reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.24 by $0.05. The basic materials company had revenue of $4.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.28 billion. WestRock had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 11.70%. WestRock's quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.87 earnings per share. View WestRock's Earnings History.

When is WestRock's next earnings date?

WestRock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for WestRock.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

11 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for WestRock's shares. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate WestRock's share price to reach $62.7273 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for WestRock.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WestRock?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for WestRock.

Has WestRock been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WRK stock have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. WestRock earned a coverage optimism score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of WestRock's key competitors?

Who are WestRock's key executives?

WestRock's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Steven C. Voorhees, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 64)
  • Mr. Ward H. Dickson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. James B. Porter III, Pres of Bus. Devel. & Latin America (Age 67)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Pres of Corrugated Packaging (Age 55)
  • Mr. Robert A. Feeser, Pres of Consumer Packaging (Age 56)

Who are WestRock's major shareholders?

WestRock's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.95%), Capital World Investors (9.95%), BlackRock Inc. (7.83%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.12%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.24%) and FMR LLC (1.33%). Company insiders that own WestRock stock include Arnold Stephen Meadows, James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Jennifer Graham-Johnson, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Steven C Voorhees. 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 FMR LLC, Conning Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Vanguard Group Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company . Company insiders that have sold WestRock company stock in the last year include James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Steven C Voorhees. View Insider Buying and Selling for WestRock.

Which major investors are buying WestRock stock?

WRK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deutsche Bank AG, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Capital World Investors, American Century Companies Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Capital International Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC and AQR Capital Management LLC. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WestRock's stock price today?

One share of WRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.20.

How big of a company is WestRock?

WestRock has a market capitalization of $11.55 billion and generates $16.29 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $1.91 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.09 on an earnings per share basis. WestRock employs 44,800 workers across the globe.

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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  349 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  273 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  622
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 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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