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NYSE:WRKWestrock Stock Price, Forecast & News

$27.00
+1.65 (+6.51 %)
(As of 05/26/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$26.37
Now: $27.00
$27.37
50-Day Range
$24.16
MA: $28.38
$34.15
52-Week Range
$21.50
Now: $27.00
$44.39
Volume6.13 million shs
Average Volume3.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.00 billion
P/E Ratio8.23
Dividend Yield3.16%
Beta1.56
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

3.23 out of 5 stars


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$10.55 per share
Book Value$45.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$862.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees51,100
Market Cap$7.00 billion
Next Earnings Date8/6/2020 (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 COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WRK stock has increased by 2.9% and is now trading at $27.00. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Westrock?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Westrock in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 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 Thursday, August 6th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Westrock.

How were Westrock's earnings last quarter?

Westrock Co (NYSE:WRK) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.06. The basic materials company earned $4.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.50 billion. Westrock had a return on equity of 7.98% and a net margin of 4.67%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.80 EPS. View Westrock's earnings history.

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

Westrock declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 19th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, May 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 18th. View Westrock's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

10 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Westrock's shares. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect Westrock's stock price to reach $40.10 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 48.5% 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 stories about WRK stock have trended negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Westrock earned a news sentiment score of -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutWestrock.

Are investors shorting Westrock?

Westrock saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 5,000,000 shares, an increase of 41.6% from the April 15th total of 3,530,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,060,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Currently, 2.0% of the company's shares are sold short. View Westrock's Current Options Chain.

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 AT&T (T), AbbVie (ABBV), CVS Health (CVS), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Gilead Sciences (GILD), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC) and Micron Technology (MU).

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."

Who are Westrock's major shareholders?

Westrock's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.62%), State Street Corp (4.56%), Capital World Investors (4.25%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.20%), FDx Advisors Inc. (2.95%) and FDx Advisors Inc. (2.95%). Company insiders that own Westrock stock include Currey M Russell, James B Porter, James E Nevels, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Ward H Dickson. View institutional ownership trends for Westrock.

Which institutional investors are selling Westrock stock?

WRK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Capital World Investors, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Sandbar Asset Management LLP, Invesco Ltd., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and APG Asset Management N.V.. Company insiders that have sold Westrock company stock in the last year include James B Porter, and John A Luke Jr. View insider buying and selling activity for Westrock.

Which institutional investors are buying Westrock stock?

WRK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FDx Advisors Inc., FDx Advisors Inc., Prudential PLC, Capital Research Global Investors, DDD Partners LLC, Frontier Investment Mgmt Co., AQR Capital Management LLC, and Ensign Peak Advisors Inc. Company insiders that have bought Westrock stock in the last two years include Currey M Russell, James E Nevels, and Ward H Dickson. View insider buying and selling activity for Westrock.

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 $27.00.

How big of a company is Westrock?

Westrock has a market capitalization of $7.00 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.

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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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