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NYSE:WRK

WestRock - WRK Stock Forecast, Price & News

$34.16
-0.73 (-2.09%)
(As of 02/6/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$33.96
$34.65
50-Day Range
$34.16
$39.24
52-Week Range
$30.08
$54.78
Volume
1.96 million shs
Average Volume
2.22 million shs
Market Capitalization
$8.69 billion
P/E Ratio
10.88
Dividend Yield
3.15%
Price Target
$34.57

WestRock MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.2% Upside
$34.57 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.21% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.96
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.05mentions of WestRock in the last 14 days
Based on 24 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.01 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-4.11%
From $3.41 to $3.27 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.25 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

68th out of 156 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

2nd out of 4 stocks

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About WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Stock

WestRock Co. engages in the provision of sustainable fiber-based paper and packaging solutions. It operates through the following segments: Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Global Paper, and Distribution. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of the sale of corrugated containers and other corrugated products including displays. The Consumer Packaging segment deals with consumer packaging products such as folding cartons, interior partitions, inserts, and labels. The Global Paper segment focuses on commercial paper operations and generates its revenues primarily from the sale of containerboard, paperboard, and specialty grades to external customers. The Distribution segment distributes corrugated packaging materials and other specialty packaging products, including stretch film, void fill, carton sealing tape, and other specialty tapes, through a network of warehouses and distribution facilities. The company was founded on March 6, 2015 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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WRK Stock News Headlines

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WRK Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 11/23 Dividend
11/09/2022
Dividend Payable
11/23/2022
Last Earnings
2/01/2023
Today
2/06/2023
Ex-Dividend for 2/22 Dividend
2/09/2023
Dividend Payable
2/22/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/04/2023
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Paperboard containers & boxes
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
50,500
Year Founded
2015

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$34.57
High Stock Price Forecast
$42.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$27.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+1.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$944.60 million
Pretax Margin
4.86%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$21.26 billion
Cash Flow
$10.51 per share
Book Value
$44.81 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
253,296,000
Market Cap
$8.69 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.16

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Key Executives

  • David B. Sewell
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Alexander W. Pease
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Amir Kazmi
    Chief Information & Digital Officer
  • Denise Rene Perry Singleton
    Secretary, Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Julia Mcconnell
    Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President













WRK Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell WestRock stock right now?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 2023?

6 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for WestRock's stock. Their WRK share price forecasts range from $27.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $34.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have WRK shares performed in 2023?

WestRock's stock was trading at $35.16 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, WRK shares have decreased by 2.1% and is now trading at $34.42.
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Are investors shorting WestRock?

WestRock saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,070,000 shares, a drop of 19.4% from the December 31st total of 3,810,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,860,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is WestRock's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 4th 2023.
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How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.05. The basic materials company earned $4.92 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.11 billion. WestRock had a net margin of 3.80% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.53%. WestRock's revenue for the quarter was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.65 earnings per share.
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How often does WestRock pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for WestRock?

WestRock announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 10th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share on Wednesday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 9th.
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Is WestRock a good dividend stock?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.15%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 35.03%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WRK will have a dividend payout ratio of 33.64% 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 initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, May 5th 2022, which allows the company to buyback 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors 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. (3.90%), Patten & Patten Inc. TN (0.45%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.44%), Private Management Group Inc. (0.33%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.31%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%). Insiders that own company stock include Currey M Russell, James B Porter, James E Nevels, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, John L O'neal 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 $34.42.

How much money does WestRock make?

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) has a market capitalization of $8.76 billion and generates $21.26 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $944.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.14 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does WestRock have?

The company employs 50,500 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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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 2/6/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff