Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE:GPK) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 2,797,996 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 1% from the previous session’s volume of 2,765,364 shares.The stock last traded at $13.97 and had previously closed at $13.90.

A number of research firms recently commented on GPK. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “conviction-buy” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Graphic Packaging Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on Graphic Packaging Holding from $15.50 to $16.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Graphic Packaging Holding in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.50.

The stock has a market capitalization of $4.47 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.08. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $13.35 and a 200-day moving average of $12.89.

Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.19 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Graphic Packaging Holding Co. will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.43%.

In related news, Director Harold R. Logan, Jr. sold 14,568 shares of Graphic Packaging Holding stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.99, for a total transaction of $203,806.32. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 58,076 shares in the company, valued at $812,483.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

A number of large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Graphic Packaging Holding by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,450,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,612,000 after buying an additional 21,377 shares during the period. RS Investment Management Co. LLC increased its stake in Graphic Packaging Holding by 9.7% in the fourth quarter. RS Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 2,460,570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,569,000 after buying an additional 217,030 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP increased its stake in Graphic Packaging Holding by 15.9% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 233,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,995,000 after buying an additional 32,000 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in Graphic Packaging Holding by 92.5% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 144,120 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,848,000 after buying an additional 69,236 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Graphic Packaging Holding by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 117,623 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,508,000 after buying an additional 2,694 shares during the period.

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, Flexible Packaging, and Corporate and Other.

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