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Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) SVP Michael R. Schmal sold 29,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.57, for a total transaction of $364,530.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 204,127 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,565,876. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have a $14.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $14.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $12.90 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding Company from $13.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, July 11th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.58.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) traded up 0.57% on Wednesday, hitting $12.45. 3,067,811 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Graphic Packaging Holding Company has a 1-year low of $8.05 and a 1-year high of $12.64. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.90 and its 200-day moving average is $10.84. The company has a market cap of $4.071 billion and a P/E ratio of 48.74.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.13 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Graphic Packaging Holding Company will post $0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) is a provider of packaging solutions for a variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies.

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