Green Square Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) by 8.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,457 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,453 shares during the quarter. Green Square Capital LLC’s holdings in Graphic Packaging Holding were worth $434,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Van ECK Associates Corp lifted its position in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 7,630 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 117 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its position in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 8,100 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 61 shares during the period. Fifth Third Bancorp lifted its position in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding by 124.0% during the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 10,082 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 5,582 shares during the period. Two Sigma Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding during the 1st quarter worth approximately $140,000. Finally, Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Graphic Packaging Holding by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,773 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 163 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.00% of the company’s stock.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE GPK) remained flat at $14.16 during midday trading on Friday. 4,343,326 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Graphic Packaging Holding Company has a 12-month low of $12.00 and a 12-month high of $14.35. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $13.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.40. The firm has a market cap of $4.39 billion, a PE ratio of 26.27 and a beta of 1.16.

Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Graphic Packaging Holding had a return on equity of 18.22% and a net margin of 3.98%. The firm had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.19 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Graphic Packaging Holding Company will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were paid a dividend of $0.075 per share. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. Graphic Packaging Holding’s payout ratio is presently 54.55%.

GPK has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Graphic Packaging Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.50 target price on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Graphic Packaging Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 target price (up previously from $14.00) on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, DA Davidson initiated coverage on Graphic Packaging Holding in a research report on Monday, July 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $17.50 target price for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.54.

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Graphic Packaging Holding Profile

Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a range of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company’s segments include Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, Europe Paperboard Packaging, and Corporate and Other. The Paperboard Mills segment includes the Company’s North American paperboard mills, which produce primarily coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled board.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK)

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