WestRock Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.02 (-0.04 %)
(As of 08/5/2021 02:03 PM ET)
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Volume27,356 shs
Average Volume1.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$12.97 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.95%
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About WestRock

WestRock Co. engages in the provision of paper and packaging solutions. It operates through the following segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of its containerboard mill and corrugated packaging operations, as well as recycling operations. The Consumer Packaging segment includes consumer mills, folding carton, beverage, merchandising displays, and partition operations. The Land and Development segment sells real estate primarily in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The company was founded on March 6, 2015 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.


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Overall MarketRank

2.86 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

18th out of 222 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Frequently Asked Questions

Is WestRock a buy right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" WestRock stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than WestRock?

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When is WestRock's next earnings date?

WestRock is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 5th 2021.
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How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.08. The basic materials company earned $4.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.51 billion. WestRock had a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.27% and a negative net margin of 4.06%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share.
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How has WestRock's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

WestRock's stock was trading at $26.23 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WRK stock has increased by 86.5% and is now trading at $48.93.
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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 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Tuesday, August 24th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 12th.
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Is WestRock a good dividend stock?

WestRock pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. WestRock does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of WestRock is 34.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WestRock will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.39% next year. This indicates that WestRock will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has WestRock issued on next quarter's earnings?

WestRock updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.15 to $1.29 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.34.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for WestRock's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $73.00. On average, they anticipate WestRock's share price to reach $54.82 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are WestRock's key executives?

WestRock's management team includes the following people:
  • David B. Sewell, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Ward H. Dickson, Executive VP, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer
  • Amir Kazmi, Chief Information Officer
  • Robert B. McIntosh, Secretary, Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Julia Mcconnell, Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President

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

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

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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), The 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include LSV Asset Management (1.74%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.06%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.49%), Patten & Patten Inc. TN (0.45%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.42%) and Private Management Group Inc. (0.27%). Company insiders that own WestRock stock include James B Porter, James E Nevels, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich and John A Luke Jr.
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Which institutional investors are selling WestRock stock?

WRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., LSV Asset Management, Victory Capital Management Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and Private Management Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold WestRock company stock in the last year include James B Porter, and Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich.
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Which institutional investors are buying WestRock stock?

WRK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Transform Wealth LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, and Davy Global Fund Management Ltd.
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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 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 $48.93.

How much money does WestRock make?

WestRock has a market capitalization of $13.02 billion and generates $17.58 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $-690,900,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $2.76 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does WestRock have?

WestRock employs 49,300 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.

When was WestRock founded?

WestRock was founded in 2015.

What is WestRock's official website?

The official website for WestRock is www.westrock.com.

Where are WestRock's headquarters?

WestRock is headquartered at 1000 ABERNATHY ROAD NE, ATLANTA GA, 30328.

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]

This page was last updated on 8/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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