Packaging and Containers Stocks Technical Reports -- Graphic Packaging, International Paper, Owens-Illinois, and WestRock

Aug 02, 2016, 09:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- reviews the Packaging and Containers industry, which caters to a broad range of markets and end-users. Given its scope, demand within this industry is strong; however, consumer spending and pricing pressures can pose a challenge for some companies. In today's pre-market research, we look at Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE: GPK), International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP), Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI), and WestRock Co. (NYSE: WRK). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:

Graphic Packaging Holding  

Shares in Atlanta, Georgia headquartered Graphic Packaging Holding Co. ended Monday's session at $13.60, down 0.29%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.47 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 3.38 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 8.45% in the last one month, 3.26% in the previous three months, and 6.83% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 4.38% above its 50-day moving average and 6.13% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Graphic Packaging Holding, which together with its subsidiaries, provide paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.97.

On July 26th, 2016, Graphic Packaging Holding reported net income of $77.8 million, or $0.24 per share, for Q2 2016 compared to $57.6 million, or $0.17 per share, for Q2 2015. Adjusted net income for Q2 2016 was $60.1 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $61.3 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for Q2 2015. The company's net sales increased 4.4% to $1,103.2 million in Q2 2016 compared to $1,057.1 million in the prior year period. See our free and comprehensive research report on GPK at:

International Paper  

Memphis, Tennessee headquartered International Paper Co.'s stock saw a slight decline of 0.68%, closing the day at $45.50 with a total volume of 2.06 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 7.36% in the last month, 5.82% in the previous three months, and 23.55% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 6.04% above its 50-day moving average and 14.66% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of International Paper, which operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, have an RSI of 62.00.

On July 28th, 2016, the company reported net earnings attributable to International Paper of $40 million ($0.10 per share) for Q2 2016 compared to $227 million ($0.54 per share) in Q2 2015. The company's quarterly net sales were $5.3 billion in Q2 2016 compared to $5.7 billion in Q2 2015. IP free research report PDF is just a click away at:


On Monday, shares in Perrysburg, Ohio headquartered Owens-Illinois Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.21 million shares. The stock ended the day 0.11% higher at $18.81. The Company's shares have gained 4.44% in the past month, 1.07% in the previous three months, and 7.98% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.73% and 7.56%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Owens-Illinois, which through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells glass containers to food and beverage manufacturers primarily in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific, have an RSI of 56.02.

On July 27th, 2016, Owens-Illinois reported that net sales for Q2 2016 were $1.8 billion, up $217 million, or 14% from the prior year's Q2. The company's earnings from continuing operations was $0.65 per share (diluted) for Q2 2016, which was on the high end of management`s guidance of $0.60 to $0.65 per share. Sign up for your complimentary report on OI at:


Richmond, Virginia-based WestRock Co.'s stock saw a drop of 2.31%, finishing yesterday's session at $41.92. A total volume of 2.01 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.68 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 7.85% in the last one month and 2.41% over the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.02% and 2.42%, respectively. Additionally, shares of WestRock, which manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated markets in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, have an RSI of 53.28.

On July 29th, 2016, WestRock declared a dividend of $0.375 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on August 22nd, 2016 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 12th, 2016. Register for free on and download the latest research report on WRK at:


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