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NYSE:WRK - Westrock Stock Price, Forecast & News

$26.79
+0.08 (+0.30 %)
(As of 04/2/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$26.17
Now: $26.79
$27.68
50-Day Range
$22.08
MA: $31.57
$41.94
52-Week Range
$21.50
Now: $26.79
$44.39
Volume3.65 million shs
Average Volume3.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.92 billion
P/E Ratio8.05
Dividend Yield6.96%
Beta1.62
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 recovered paper and other products; and offers recycling 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, interior partitions, inserts, and labels; bleached and 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; and lithographic laminated packaging products, as well as provides contract packing services. The Land and Development segment owns, develops, and sells real estate properties primarily in Charleston, South Carolina. WestRock Company was founded in 2015 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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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$9.37 per share
Book Value$45.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$862.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees51,100
Market Cap$6.92 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Westrock (NYSE:WRK) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Westrock's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Westrock's stock was trading at $26.23 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WRK shares have increased by 2.1% and is now trading at $26.79. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Westrock?

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

When is Westrock's next earnings date?

Westrock is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Westrock.

How were Westrock's earnings last quarter?

Westrock Co (NYSE:WRK) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 30th. The basic materials company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.01. The basic materials company had revenue of $4.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.38 billion. Westrock had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 4.69%. Westrock's revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.83 EPS. View Westrock's earnings history.

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

Westrock announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.465 per share on Wednesday, February 26th. This represents a $1.86 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 13th. View Westrock's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

9 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Westrock's shares. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $52.00. On average, they anticipate Westrock's stock price to reach $43.44 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 62.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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, "For fiscal 2020, WestRock expects adjusted EBITDA at $3-$3.2 billion. The mid-point reflects a year-over-year fall of 4% thanks to the impact of pricing declines, and ongoing inflation in wages and other cost categories. Consumer Packaging volumes are expected to rise 1% in fiscal 2020. However, this will be offset by lower prices and scheduled maintenance downtime. Earnings estimates for the current quarter and fiscal year have undergone negative revisions lately. Nevertheless, the acquisition of KapStone is likely to generate significant cost synergies and expand paper packaging product offerings in the days ahead. Productivity and performance improvement programs and cost-saving actions will likely continue to boost WestRock’s margins. Focus on lowering debt levels and investment in growth will also drive results, going forward." (3/31/2020)
  • 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?

Media headlines about WRK stock have trended very negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring 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 coverage optimism score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutWestrock.

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 AbbVie (ABBV), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), CVS Health (CVS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Pfizer (PFE) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Westrock's key executives?

Westrock's management team includes the following 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)

What is Westrock's stock symbol?

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

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 $26.79.

How big of a company is Westrock?

Westrock has a market capitalization of $6.92 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 51,100 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:  450 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  373 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  823
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 4/2/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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