WestRock Co. (NYSE:WRK)’s share price traded up 5.1% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $43.18 and last traded at $42.28, with a volume of 2,169,656 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.21.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut WestRock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of WestRock in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co. cut WestRock from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $70.56 target price for the company. in a research note on Friday, April 8th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of WestRock in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of WestRock in a research note on Wednesday, June 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. WestRock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.80.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $39.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $38.11. The firm’s market capitalization is $10.65 billion.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 29th. The company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.09. The business earned $3.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.74 million. WestRock’s quarterly revenue was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that WestRock Co. will post $3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Numeric Investors LLC acquired a new position in WestRock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,049,000. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in WestRock by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 24,532 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,119,000 after buying an additional 106 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its stake in WestRock by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 34,650 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,581,000 after buying an additional 2,034 shares during the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its stake in WestRock by 23.1% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 35,722 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,628,000 after buying an additional 6,710 shares during the last quarter. Finally, I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in WestRock by 29.3% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 36,688 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,674,000 after buying an additional 8,311 shares during the last quarter.

Westrock Company is a provider of packaging solutions and manufactures containerboard and paperboard. The Company’s operating segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, and Land and Development. The Company operates in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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