BMO Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $6200 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 4. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new stake in Westrock during the second quarter valued at approximately $100,000. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. FNY Partners Fund LP raised its position in Westrock by 700.0% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in Westrock by 16.8% in the first quarter. Finally, Global X Management Co. State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in shares of Westrock during the first quarter worth $649,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.85% of the company's stock. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold".
Shares of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) opened at $56.18, and ended -3.48% lower at $54.33. The stock's 50 day moving average is $57.54 and its 200 day moving average is $54.65. The stock of WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The basic materials company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $3.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.66 billion. Westrock had a net margin of 2.92% and a return on equity of 6.38%. Comparatively, WestRock Company posted earnings of $0 per share in the same quarter a year ago.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 21st. Ronna Sue Cohen increased its position in Westrock by 0.3% in the second quarter. Its mean Altman Z-Score: 1.30 during the last 7 years, while average Beneish M-Score: -2.63 during the last 7 years. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 9th. Westrock's payout ratio is 97.56%. WestRock Company (WRK) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 19.64%. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. & global copyright and trademark law. The original version of this article can be read at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/westrock-company-wrk-director-john-a-luke-jr-sells-10343-shares-of-stock/1534251.html.
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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. On Friday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy".
In analysts report revealed to investors and clients this morning, RBC Capital reiterated their "Buy" rating on WestRock LLC (NYSE:WRK) shares. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight". Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Westrock from a "buy" rating to a "conviction-buy" rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. BMO Capital Markets maintained WestRock Co (NYSE:WRK) rating on Thursday, June 15. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 1 Buy, 6 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 2. During the previous day stock price stayed within the range of $54.21 and $55.04. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 51,715 shares of company stock valued at $2,986,231. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. They were forecasting US$0.88 per share three months ago.
Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.