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

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG)

Today's Latest Price: $140.69 USD

0.22 (0.16%)

Updated Jan 21 3:53pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 22 in Industrial - Packaging

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PKG Stock Summary

  • PKG has a higher market value than 85.42% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $13,320,883,459.
  • Packaging Corp Of America's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 74.9% of US listed stocks.
  • For PKG, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 79.07% of US equities we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Packaging Corp Of America, a group of peers worth examining would be CPB, LEG, BG, WLK, and LEA.
  • 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 $140.69 52-week high $148.14
Prev. close $140.47 52-week low $71.05
Day low $139.98 Volume 261,311
Day high $141.53 Avg. volume 717,226
50-day MA $135.62 Dividend yield 2.85%
200-day MA $110.55 Market Cap 13.34B

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:
$140.69$137.56 -2%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for PKG, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Packaging Corp Of America ranked in the 51th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Packaging Corp Of America, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 5.93; that's higher than 70.74% of US stocks in the Consumer Cyclical sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • Packaging Corp Of America's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than just 21.84% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

WWW, ALV, BDL, CVGI, and DLX can be thought of as valuation peers to PKG, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest PKG News From Around the Web

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Yahoo | January 18, 2021

10 Best Packaging Stocks To Buy Now

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Yahoo | January 18, 2021

Walmart Continues Its Digital Push With a Move Into Fintech

These reports, excerpted and edited by Barron’s, were issued recently by investment and research firms. Walmart announced that it is partnering with leading financial-technology investment firm Ribbit Capital for the creation of a new fintech start-up. The venture will combine Walmart’s retail knowledge with Ribbit’s fintech expertise (with the company’s current portfolio including investment platform Robinhood, consumer technology platform Credit Karma, and innovative payment platform Affirm), for the purpose of developing and offering to customers modern, innovative, and affordable financial solutions.

Yahoo | January 16, 2021

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Yahoo | January 12, 2021

Packaging Corp. Of America Stock Gets Closer To Key Benchmark

Packaging Corporation Of America shows improving price performance, earning an upgrade to its IBD Relative Strength Rating

Yahoo | January 4, 2021

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PKG Price Returns

1-mo 5.14%
3-mo 18.91%
6-mo 38.94%
1-year 36.70%
3-year 21.01%
5-year 182.68%
YTD 2.02%
2020 27.20%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%
2017 45.51%
2016 39.09%

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