NYSE:WRK - WestRock Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$56.33 -0.51 (-0.90 %)
(As of 09/23/2018 11:46 AM ET)
Previous Close$56.33
Today's Range$55.98 - $57.13
52-Week Range$52.78 - $71.55
Volume2.39 million shs
Average Volume1.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.37 billion
P/E Ratio15.39
Dividend Yield3.05%
WestRock logoWestRock 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 other products; and offers recycling and waste disposal 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, and interior partitions; paperboards; 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; lithographic laminated packaging products; and plastic packaging products, as well as provides contract packing services. The Land and Development segment engages in real estate development activities, primarily in Charleston, South Carolina. WestRock Company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Paperboard containers & boxes
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.52
Current Ratio1.56
Quick Ratio0.95


Trailing P/E Ratio15.39
Forward P/E Ratio13.87
P/E Growth1.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.86 billion
Price / Sales0.97
Cash Flow$7.1304 per share
Price / Cash7.90
Book Value$41.48 per share
Price / Book1.36


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.62
Net Income$708.20 million
Net Margins11.31%
Return on Equity8.49%
Return on Assets3.77%


Outstanding Shares255,110,000
Market Cap$14.37 billion

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) Frequently Asked Questions

What is WestRock's stock symbol?

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

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

WestRock announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 27th. Investors of record on Friday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share on Monday, August 20th. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 9th. View WestRock's Dividend History.

How were WestRock's earnings last quarter?

WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The basic materials company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.03. The basic materials company had revenue of $4.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.16 billion. WestRock had a return on equity of 8.49% and a net margin of 11.31%. The firm's revenue was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.74 EPS. View WestRock's Earnings History.

When is WestRock's next earnings date?

WestRock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for WestRock.

What price target have analysts set for WRK?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for WestRock's shares. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate WestRock's stock price to reach $73.4444 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 30.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for WestRock.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WestRock?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WestRock in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings 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, "WestRock’s second-quarter revenues and earnings both improved on a year-over-year basis. While earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues missed the same. Driven by favorable demand, price and mix trends across its paper and packaging businesses for fiscal 2018, the company expects revenues of more than $16.4 billion and adjusted segment EBITDA to come in above $2.9 billion in fiscal 2018. The announced acquisition of rival, KapStone, fits well with WestRock's existing operational footprint. The buyout should generate significant cost synergies and broaden WestRock's paper packaging product offering. Productivity and performance improvement programs, along with cost-saving actions remain tailwinds. WestRock underperformed the industry in the past year. Higher debt following the KapStone acquisition and higher transportation costs remain headwinds." (5/5/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are reducing our F4Q17 (quarter-end September) estimates to reflect the impact from the recent hurricanes, but raising our FY18 estimates (particularly 1Q18 and to a lesser extent 2Q18) to reflect the recent historic decline in OCC prices. We appreciate that the implied organic EBITDA growth in FY18 is now even greater, and that our FY18 estimate implies an unusually high amount of organic growth (implied margins are historically high for the Company). We do not consider FY18E EBITDA or margins normalized" for that very reason. Key Investment Points Our F4Q17 adj." (10/11/2017)

Who are some of WestRock's key competitors?

Who are WestRock's key executives?

WestRock's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Steven C. Voorhees, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 64)
  • Mr. Ward H. Dickson, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. James B. Porter III, Pres of Bus. Devel. & Latin America (Age 67)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Pres of Corrugated Packaging (Age 55)
  • Mr. Robert A. Feeser, Pres of Consumer Packaging (Age 56)

Who are WestRock's major shareholders?

WestRock's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.73%), FMR LLC (5.40%), Boston Partners (3.18%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.87%), Northern Trust Corp (1.13%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.02%). Company insiders that own WestRock stock include Arnold Stephen Meadows, G Stephen Felker, James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Jennifer Graham-Johnson, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Steven C Voorhees. 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., FMR LLC, AGF Investments Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Jag Capital Management LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, First Trust Advisors LP and Buckhead Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold WestRock company stock in the last year include James B Porter, Jeffrey Wayne Chalovich, Jennifer Graham-Johnson, John A Luke Jr, Robert A Feeser and Steven C Voorhees. View Insider Buying and Selling for WestRock.

Which institutional investors are buying WestRock stock?

WRK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Millennium Management LLC, GMT Capital Corp, American Century Companies Inc., Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WestRock's stock price today?

One share of WRK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.33.

How big of a company is WestRock?

WestRock has a market capitalization of $14.37 billion and generates $14.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $708.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.62 on an earnings per share basis. WestRock employs 44,800 workers across the globe.

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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  324 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  258 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  582
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 9/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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