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NYSE:WRK

WestRock (WRK) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$49.04
+1.64 (+3.46%)
(As of 05/27/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$47.80
$49.04
50-Day Range
$44.16
$54.19
52-Week Range
$40.78
$59.77
Volume
1.80 million shs
Average Volume
2.52 million shs
Market Capitalization
$12.50 billion
P/E Ratio
16.57
Dividend Yield
2.11%
Beta
0.99
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About WestRock

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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.75 billion
Cash Flow
$9.69 per share
Book Value
$45.51 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$838.30 million
Pretax Margin
5.05%

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Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
252,303,000
Market Cap
$12.50 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
5/05/2022
Ex-Dividend for 5/24 Dividend
5/11/2022
Dividend Payable
5/24/2022
Today
5/28/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.66 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

20th out of 245 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

1st out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -













WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Frequently Asked Questions

Is WestRock a buy right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" WestRock stock. 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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Are investors shorting WestRock?

WestRock saw a drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,020,000 shares, a drop of 19.7% from the April 15th total of 3,760,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,540,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is WestRock's next earnings date?

WestRock is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 4th 2022.
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How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 5th. The basic materials company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.16. The basic materials company earned $5.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.08 billion. WestRock had a net margin of 3.93% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.32%. WestRock's revenue was up 21.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.54 EPS.
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How often does WestRock pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WestRock?

WestRock announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 12th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Tuesday, May 24th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 11th.
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Is WestRock a good dividend stock?

WestRock pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.11%. WestRock does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of WestRock is 33.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WestRock will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.89% next year. This indicates that WestRock 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 authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, May 5th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

8 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for WestRock's shares. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $59.00. On average, they anticipate WestRock's stock price to reach $53.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are WestRock's key executives?
WestRock's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David B. Sewell, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 53, Pay $2.84M)
  • Mr. Patrick M. Kivits, Pres of Consumer Packaging (Age 54, Pay $1.64M)
  • Mr. Alexander W. Pease, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Julia Ann McConnell, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • 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, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 60)
  • Ms. Donna Owens Cox, Chief Communications Officer (Age 58)
  • Ms. Margaret Herndon, Chief Marketing Officer
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.

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.01%), BlackRock Inc. (8.51%), State Street Corp (5.64%), Nordea Investment Management AB (2.90%), Greenhaven Associates Inc. (2.73%) and LSV Asset Management (1.83%). Company insiders that own WestRock stock include James B Porter, James E Nevels, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich and Thomas Stigers.
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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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Invesco Ltd., State Street Corp, Qube Research & Technologies Ltd, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and Royal Bank of Canada. Company insiders that have sold WestRock company stock in the last year include James E Nevels, and Thomas Stigers.
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Which institutional investors are buying WestRock stock?

WRK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Greenhaven Associates Inc., BlackRock Inc., Ninety One UK Ltd, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, Nordea Investment Management AB, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd., and First Trust Advisors LP.
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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 $49.04.

How much money does WestRock make?

WestRock has a market capitalization of $12.50 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 $2.96 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does WestRock have?

WestRock 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.

When was WestRock founded?

WestRock was founded in 2015.

What is WestRock's official website?

The official website for WestRock is 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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 804-327-6363.

This page was last updated on 5/28/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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