Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): Price and Financial Metrics

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): $142.25

1.44 (+1.02%)

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PKG Stock Summary

  • PKG has a market capitalization of $13,352,760,813 -- more than approximately 84.66% of US stocks.
  • Packaging Corp Of America's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 75.62% of US listed stocks.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Packaging Corp Of America is higher than it is for about 79.38% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Packaging Corp Of America, a group of peers worth examining would be DAR, LEG, VIAC, LEA, and WLK.
  • PKG's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Packaging Corp Of America's official web site, go to

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PKG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $142.25 52-week high $148.14
Prev. close $140.81 52-week low $85.00
Day low $140.74 Volume 289,700
Day high $142.39 Avg. volume 651,273
50-day MA $135.60 Dividend yield 2.84%
200-day MA $122.80 Market Cap 13.51B

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) Company Bio

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1867 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

PKG Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$142.25$91.23 -35%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Packaging Corp Of America. To summarize, we found that Packaging Corp Of America ranked in the 44th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 35%. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Packaging Corp Of America ended up being:

  • Packaging Corp Of America's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 19.59% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Packaging Corp Of America's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 19 -- greater than 76.92% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than just 23.86% of stocks in its sector (Consumer Cyclical).

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Latest PKG News From Around the Web

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Packaging Corporation Of America: Overvalued Stock With Slow Growth Rate

Photo by imaginima/E+ via Getty ImagesPackaging Corporation of America (PKG) operates in a slowly growing industry. Different valuation methods indicate that the stock is trading higher than its intrinsic value. We consider the current stock price overvalued and see no reasonable justification for such high valuation. PKG reports revenues in...

SeekingValue Research on Seeking Alpha | April 15, 2021

E-Commerce a COVID-19 Lifeline for Retailers: Stocks to Gain

Higher volumes of e-commerce amid COVID-19 fuel retail online sales, thus benefiting many companies directly and indirectly from growth in e-commerce

Yahoo | April 7, 2021

5 Companies Trading With Low Price-Book Ratios

Toyota Motor makes the list

Yahoo | March 31, 2021

Did You Participate In Any Of Packaging Corporation of America's (NYSE:PKG) Fantastic 160% Return ?

The worst result, after buying shares in a company (assuming no leverage), would be if you lose all the money you put...

Yahoo | March 30, 2021

Packaging Corporation (PKG) Gains on E-commerce Demand, Costs High

Surge in e-commerce demand for food, beverage and pharmaceutical products will continue to boost Packaging Corporation's (PKG) results despite high costs.

Yahoo | March 29, 2021

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PKG Price Returns

1-mo 9.05%
3-mo 1.94%
6-mo 21.09%
1-year 71.12%
3-year 34.32%
5-year 150.16%
YTD 3.89%
2020 27.20%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%
2017 45.51%
2016 39.09%

PKG Dividends

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