Packaging Corp. of America
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold? Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Packaging Corp. of America better than competitor Temple-Inland overall. Three out of seven analysts rate Temple-Inland a buy compared to nine of nine for Packaging Corp. of America. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $632.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 2.7% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 34 cents per share. Estimates range from 33 cents to 35 cents.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock with 95.8% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars with 93.1% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Packaging Corp. of America, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 48 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Packaging Corp. of America's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Packaging Corp. of America's profit has risen year over year by an average of 13%. The company raised its gross margin by 5.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 14.3% while cost of sales rose 7% to $496.4 million from a year earlier.
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