WestRock Company (WRK) rising towards new 52-week high


WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) went up by 5.74% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $44.39 and move down -38.42%, while WRK stocks collected 4.84% of gains with the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 08/29/20 that These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic

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WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) Worth an Investment?

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 10.70 times of increase in earnings at the present.

WRK Market Performance

WRK stocks went up by 4.84% for the week, with the monthly jump of 15.28% and a quarterly performance of 7.37%, while its annual performance rate touched -2.85%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 6.99% for WRK stocks with the simple moving average of -2.68% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WRK stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for WRK shares by setting it to “Equal-Weight”. The predicted price for WRK socks in the upcoming period according to Morgan Stanley is $28 based on the research report published on June 15, 2020.

Citigroup, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WRK stock at the price of $48, previously predicting the value of $38. The rating they have provided for WRK stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on January 6, 2020.

Wells Fargo gave “ Overweight” rating to WRK stocks, setting the target price at $52 in the report published on January 2, 2020.

WRK Stocks 10.28% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought WRK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, WestRock Company was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -27.75% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 3.84%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.99%, while the shares surge at the distance of +9.57% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +17.13% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, WRK went up by +4.84%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -20.81% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $30.11. In addition, WestRock Company saw -25.26% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

WRK Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WestRock Company (WRK), starting from Nevels James E, who bought 100 shares at the price of $28.15 back on Jul 14. After this action, Rushing now owns 1,000 shares of WestRock Company, valued at $2,815 with the latest closing price.

Nevels James E, the Director of WestRock Company, bought 100 shares at the value of $27.02 during a trade that took place back on Jun 15, which means that Nevels James E is holding 900 shares at the value of $2,702 based on the most recent closing price.

WRK Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +7.98 for the present operating margin and +17.33 for gross margin. The net margin for WestRock Company stands at +4.72. Total capital return value is set at 7.36, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.50. Equity return holds the value 6.60%, with 2.50% for asset returns.

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Based on WestRock Company (WRK), the company’s capital structure generated 86.23 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 46.30. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 33.37 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 3.21 and long-term debt to capital is 81.43.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 1.06 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.52. The receivables turnover for WestRock Company is 8.70 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.66. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.45.


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