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NYSE:WRK

WestRock - WRK Stock Forecast, Price & News

$42.31
-0.55 (-1.28%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$41.76
$42.41
50-Day Range
$38.87
$49.55
52-Week Range
$38.28
$54.78
Volume
1.19 million shs
Average Volume
2.28 million shs
Market Capitalization
$10.78 billion
P/E Ratio
12.09
Dividend Yield
2.33%
Price Target
$49.00

WestRock MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
15.8% 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
-0.04mentions of WestRock in the last 14 days
Based on 31 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.

2.61 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

38th out of 177 stocks

Paperboard Containers & Boxes Industry

1st 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.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on WRK shares. TheStreet raised WestRock from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. KeyCorp dropped their price objective on WestRock from $44.00 to $36.00 and set an "underweight" rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 1st. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their price objective on WestRock from $66.00 to $59.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. Citigroup lowered WestRock from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $53.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, StockNews.com downgraded WestRock from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, June 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company currently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $49.00.

WestRock Stock Down 1.3 %

WRK opened at $42.31 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $10.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.09, a P/E/G ratio of 0.41 and a beta of 1.04. The business's 50-day moving average price is $41.43 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.27. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. WestRock has a 12 month low of $38.28 and a 12 month high of $54.78.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The basic materials company reported $1.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $5.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.51 billion. WestRock had a net margin of 4.41% and a return on equity of 10.42%. The company's revenue was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.00 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that WestRock will post 4.8 EPS for the current year.

WestRock Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 11th. WestRock's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.57%.

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WRK Stock News Headlines

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Lifted to B- at TheStreet
Analysts Set WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Target Price at $49.00
KeyCorp Weighs in on WestRock's FY2022 Earnings (NYSE:WRK)
WestRock Company Bottom Line Rises In Q3
WestRock Reports Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Results
WestRock (WRK) to Release Earnings on Thursday
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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
Ex-Dividend for 8/24 Dividend
8/11/2022
Today
8/16/2022
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
+15.8%
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
$8.76 per share
Book Value
$43.78 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
252,303,000
Market Cap
$10.78 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 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 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 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for WestRock's shares. Their WRK share price forecasts range from $36.00 to $59.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $49.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.8% 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 at the start of the year. Since then, WRK shares have decreased by 4.6% and is now trading at $42.31.
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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 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating 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 quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.00 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, July 29th. Investors of record on Friday, August 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, August 24th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.36%. 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 2.33%. 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Greenhaven Associates Inc. (3.46%), Pictet Asset Management SA (2.95%), Nordea Investment Management AB (2.48%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.59%), FMR LLC (1.27%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.09%). 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 $42.31.

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 8/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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