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WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12006.13. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for WestRock Company is 47.74 (with a change from open of 0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 70.56. Volume today has so far reached 1850700, with an average volume of about 1838.08. The GAP for this stock, is -0.06%.

The P/E ratio is 35.18, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.11. The current EPS for WestRock Company, is 1.36, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -10.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 7.79%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for WestRock Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.41% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -6.91%. Quarter over quarter is -46.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 41.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 0.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 30.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 92.40%. Shares outstanding is 251.49, while shares float is at a value of 248.94. Float short for WestRock Company is 2.73% and the short ratio is 3.7.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.56, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.59. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 19.40% and their operating margin is 1.20%. The profit margin is -5.30%.

WestRock Company has seen returns on assets of -3.10%, and on investment, 3.60%. Return on equity is -7.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.83, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.22 and Price/cash is 46.41, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.1.

The simple moving averages are 4.95% and 19.89% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.33% and the 52 week low is 63.50%.

WestRock Company has a dividend yield of 3.14%, with a current price of 47.74. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Packaging & Containers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. WestRock Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Packaging & Containers industry means that WestRock Company has seen performance for the past week of -1.14%, with performance for the month coming to -1.75%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 26.78%, and for the half year the performance is -2.00%. Volatility for this week is 1.98% and for the month this is 2.24%.

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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