Time to Reconsider WestRock Company (WRK) After Making 52-Week High?
Time to Reconsider WestRock Company (WRK) After Making 52-Week High?
14 January, 2018, 01:44
In the latest session the stock moved 0.71%, putting the stock value at $69.20.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on WRK. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WRK in report on Friday, August 5 with "Buy" rating. The stock of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Buckingham Research. Barclays raised their target price on shares of WestRock from $58.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Stephens initiated coverage on WestRock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $67.09.
The stock of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) hit a new 52-week high and has $74.05 target or 7.00 % above today's $69.21 share price. Westrock Company has a 52-week low of $26.71 and a 52-week high of $56.12.
Market capitalization of 16.26B shares for the company helps traders interpret the size of Mettler-Toledo International Inc., acting as the basic determinant for numerous important characteristics that affects an investment decision. WestRock Company has had earnings per share growth of 10.00% over the past five years. WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has risen 40.51% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 434,166 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $24,630,000 after acquiring an additional 204,415 shares during the last quarter. However, 4.64% over the last one month, 14.31% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at 6.64%. The firm earned $3.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.48 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $4.21 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.97 to $4.50. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.01. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.23, for a total value of $456,071.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 73,420 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,671,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 151,445 shares of company stock valued at $9,187,097. About 691,173 shares traded. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The fund owned 7,487 shares of the basic materials company's stock after selling 7,946 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of WestRock by 2,916.4% during the second quarter. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in WestRock by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in shares of WestRock by 13.8% in the 2nd quarter. In the previous year there have been a total of 70 insider trades, including 20 open market buys and 50 sells. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in WestRock by 48.7% in the 2nd quarter. Insiders own 2.68% of the company's stock. Of those transactions, there were 104,072 shares of WRK bought and 951,035 shares sold. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of global copyright laws.
WestRock Company is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. It also provides loans to the public sector and local financial institutions, and short-term loans to companies, as well as overdraft lines of credit, discounted instruments, real estate mortgage loans, collateral loans, consumer loans, credit card loans, pre-financing and export financing, and short-term placements in foreign banks.
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