Packaging & Containers Stocks Under Scanner -- Graphic Packaging, International Paper, Sealed Air, and WestRock

27 May 2017

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session at 6,205.26, up 0.69%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.34% higher, to finish at 21,082.95; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,415.07, marginally advancing 0.44%. Gains were broad based as seven out of nine sectors ended the day in positive. This Friday, has initiated reports coverage on the following Packaging & Containers equities: Graphic Packaging Holding Co. (NYSE: GPK), International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP), Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE), and WestRock Co. (NYSE: WRK). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:

Graphic Packaging  

On Thursday, shares in Atlanta, Georgia headquartered Graphic Packaging Holding Co. recorded a trading volume of 3.73 million shares. The stock ended at $13.51, rising 0.60% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 8.25% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.33% and 1.76%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Graphic Packaging, which together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 49.64. Sign up and read the free research report on GPK at:

International Paper  

Memphis, Tennessee headquartered International Paper Co.'s stock finished yesterday's session 0.02% lower at $52.16 with a total trading volume of 1.58 million shares. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.55% and 3.23%, respectively. Shares of the Company, which operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and Middle-East, have an RSI of 49.10. The complimentary research report on IP can be downloaded at:

Sealed Air  

At the close of trading on Thursday, shares in Charlotte, North Carolina headquartered Sealed Air Corp. rose 0.34%, ending the day at $44.22. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.19 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 0.56% above their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Sealed Air, which provides food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide, have an RSI of 52.93.

On May 11th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Sector Perform' while revising its previous target price from $52 a share to $44 a share. Register for free on and access the latest report on SEE at:


Richmond, Virginia-based WestRock Co.'s shares ended the day 1.80% higher at $55.29. A total volume of 1.99 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.49 million shares. The stock has gained 3.06% in the last month, 3.48% over the previous three months, and 8.90% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.01% above their 50-day moving average and 9.49% above their 200-day moving average. 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 60.92.

On April 27th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $59 a share to $62 a share. Get free access to your research report on WRK at:

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