Is There More Upside Ahead For WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK)

WestRock Co (WRK) concluded trading on Thursday at a closing price of $42.82, with 4.2 million shares of worth about $179.79 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 25.13% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a gain of about 7.26%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 256.40M shares, out of which, 253.22M shares are available for trading.

According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 10 times over the past 12 months. They bought 0 shares in 0 of the transactions. In 10 selling transactions, insiders dumped 291,850 shares.

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However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 43.01, or with a gain of 7.26%. Stock saw a price change of 9.15% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 1.52%. Year-to-date (YTD), WRK shares are showing a performance of 3.13% which increased to 28.09% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $26.84 but also hit the highest price of $43.58 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for WestRock Co shares is 2.58 million. The stock is currently trading 5.50% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 3.99% for SMA50 and it goes to 23.66% higher than SMA200.

WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK) currently have 256.40M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 85.17% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $11.00B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.07. It has posted earnings per share of -$6.72 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 0.95 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for WRK, volatility over the week remained 2.02% while standing at 1.60% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that WestRock Co (WRK) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.24 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0.71 and it is $3.4 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.21 which is $0.29 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.77 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -28.97% while it is estimated to increase by 61.11% in next year.

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