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Is WestRock Company(NYSE: WRK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/24/2015. WestRock Company is in the Packaging & Containers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for WestRock Company, is 1837.35, and so far today it has a volume of 1150600. Performance year to date since the 6/24/2015 is 8.85%.

To help you determine whether WestRock Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 35.53 and forward P/E is 16.84. PEG perhaps more useful shows that WestRock Company has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.84 and the P/B ratio is 1.23. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 47.09 and 19.38 respectively.

At the current price WestRock Company is trading at, 48.21 (-0.56% today), WestRock Company has a dividend yield of 3.11%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.19% after growing -10.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -46.20%, and 41.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 252.7, and the number of shares float is 248.94. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 92.40%. The float short is 2.30%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.12. Management has seen a return on assets of -3.10%, and also a return on investment of 3.60%.

The ability for WestRock Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.56 and total debt/equity is 0.59. In terms of margins, WestRock Company has a gross margin of 19.40%, with its operating margin at 1.20%, and WestRock Company has a profit margin of -5.30%.

The 52 week high is -13.49%, with 65.11% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.29% and the 200 day simple moving average is 20.86%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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