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NYSE:WRK

WestRock - WRK Stock Forecast, Price & News

$41.96
+0.29 (+0.70%)
(As of 08/11/2022 03:59 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$41.53
$42.33
50-Day Range
$38.87
$49.55
52-Week Range
$38.28
$54.78
Volume
43,795 shs
Average Volume
1.43 million shs
Market Capitalization
$10.69 billion
P/E Ratio
11.99
Dividend Yield
2.45%
Price Target
$49.00

WestRock MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
16.8% Upside
$49.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.29% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.96
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.20mentions of WestRock in the last 14 days
Based on 36 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.54%
From $4.80 to $5.21 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.62 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

42nd out of 172 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

2nd out of 4 stocks

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About WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Stock

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 two segments, Corrugated Packaging and Consumer Packaging. 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, as well as turn-key installation, automation, line integration, and packaging solutions; distributes corrugated packaging materials and other specialty packaging products, including stretch films, void fills, carton sealing tapes, and other specialty tapes; operates recycling facilities that collect, sort, grade, and bale recovered paper; and provides lithographic laminated packaging products, as well as contract packing services. The Consumer Packaging segment manufactures and sells folding cartons that are used to package food, paper, beverages, dairy products, tobacco, confectionery, health and beauty, other household consumer, and commercial and industrial products; and 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 for the horticultural market; and secondary packages 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 principally to glass container manufacturers and the automotive industry, as well as producers of beer, food, wine, spirits, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. WestRock Company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

WestRock Stock Performance

WestRock stock traded up $0.81 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $41.67. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,322,094 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,303,226. The firm's fifty day moving average price is $41.84 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $45.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 1.46. WestRock has a 12-month low of $38.28 and a 12-month high of $54.78. The company has a market capitalization of $10.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.91, a PEG ratio of 0.36 and a beta of 1.04.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The basic materials company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $5.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.51 billion. WestRock had a return on equity of 10.42% and a net margin of 4.41%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.00 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts predict that WestRock will post 5.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

WestRock Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th. WestRock's payout ratio is 28.57%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. StockNews.com downgraded WestRock from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, June 18th. TheStreet lowered shares of WestRock from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their price objective on WestRock from $59.00 to $45.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. Citigroup lowered WestRock from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and dropped their target price for the company from $53.00 to $45.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company lowered their price target on WestRock from $66.00 to $59.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company currently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $49.00.

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WRK Stock News Headlines

KeyCorp Weighs in on WestRock's FY2022 Earnings (NYSE:WRK)
WestRock Company Bottom Line Rises In Q3
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WRK Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/24 Dividend
5/11/2022
Dividend Payable
5/24/2022
Last Earnings
8/04/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/24 Dividend
8/11/2022
Dividend Payable
8/24/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/08/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
49,900
Year Founded
2015

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$49.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$59.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$36.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+16.8%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$838.30 million
Pretax Margin
5.76%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.75 billion
Cash Flow
$9.10 per share
Book Value
$45.03 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
252,303,000
Market Cap
$10.69 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.04

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Key Executives

  • Mr. David B. Sewell (Age 53)
    CEO, Pres & Director
    Comp: $2.84M
  • Mr. Patrick M. Kivits (Age 54)
    Pres of Consumer Packaging
    Comp: $1.64M
  • Mr. Alexander W. Pease (Age 50)
    Exec. VP & CFO
  • Ms. Julia Ann McConnell (Age 53)
    Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Amir Kazmi
    Chief Information & Digital Officer
  • Mr. James Hunter Armstrong
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Robert Quartaro
    Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Denise Rene Perry Singleton (Age 60)
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.
  • Ms. Donna Owens Cox (Age 58)
    Chief Communications Officer
  • Ms. Margaret Herndon
    Chief Marketing Officer













WRK Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell WestRock stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings 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 forecast for 2022?

8 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for WestRock's shares. Their WRK share price forecasts range from $36.00 to $59.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $49.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have WRK shares performed in 2022?

WestRock's stock was trading at $44.36 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, WRK shares have decreased by 4.7% and is now trading at $42.28.
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When is WestRock's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 8th 2022.
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How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 4th. The basic materials company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.05. The basic materials company earned $5.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.51 billion. WestRock had a net margin of 4.41% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.42%. The firm's revenue was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.00 EPS.
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How often does WestRock pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WestRock?

WestRock declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 29th. Investors of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, August 24th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th.
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Is WestRock a good dividend stock?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.45%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 28.57%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WRK will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.19% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will WestRock's stock buyback program work?

WestRock announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, May 5th 2022, which authorizes the company to repurchase 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are 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).

What is WestRock's stock symbol?

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

Who are WestRock's major shareholders?

WestRock's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Greenhaven Associates Inc. (3.46%), Pictet Asset Management SA (2.95%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.09%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.61%), Patten & Patten Inc. TN (0.46%) and Swiss National Bank (0.45%). Insiders that own company stock include James B Porter, James E Nevels, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, John A Luke Jr and Thomas Stigers.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is WestRock's stock price today?

One share of WRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.28.

How much money does WestRock make?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) has a market capitalization of $10.78 billion and generates $18.75 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $838.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.50 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does WestRock have?

The company employs 49,900 workers across the globe.

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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When was WestRock founded?

WestRock was founded in 2015.

How can I contact WestRock?

WestRock's mailing address is 1000 ABERNATHY ROAD NE, ATLANTA GA, 30328. The official website for the company is www.westrock.com. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at (770) 448-2193, via email at james.armstrong@westrock.com, or via fax at 804-327-6363.

This page (NYSE:WRK) was last updated on 8/11/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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