An Insider Larry Brownlee Sold 800 shares of Neenah, Inc. (NP); Graphic Packaging Holding Co Has 1.07 Sentiment

May 17, 2018 - By rebbecca

Sentiment for Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK)

Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK) investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 110 investment managers started new and increased holdings, while 103 sold and trimmed stock positions in Graphic Packaging Holding Co. The investment managers in our database now hold: 300.07 million shares, up from 294.74 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Graphic Packaging Holding Co in top ten holdings increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 17 Reduced: 86 Increased: 66 New Position: 44.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $1.44 million activity. 2,110 shares were sold by O’Donnell John P, worth $197,813. 454 Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) shares with value of $36,098 were sold by Brownlee Larry Newton. $175,800 worth of stock was sold by Lucas Timothy S on Thursday, December 14. On Tuesday, March 6 the insider Schwinn Armin sold $40,388. $256,000 worth of stock was sold by Wood Stephen Michael on Tuesday, March 6. Schertell Julie sold 2,000 shares worth $157,420.

Seeing the trade Larry Brownlee made he is in the traders attention today. The VP & Controller of Neenah Inc and an insider, made a sale of 800 shares worth $64,176 U.S. Dollars. The average price was $80.2 per share. Larry executed this sale on May 16, 2018. The document is at your disposal here at the D.C. based-SEC website. Now, Larry Brownlee owns 3,060 shares which make up around 0.02% of the company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

Analysts await Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.18 EPS, down 3.28% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.22 per share. NP’s profit will be $19.83M for 17.19 P/E if the $1.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Neenah, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.46% EPS growth.

Neenah Paper, Inc. produces and sells technical products, and fine paper and packaging products worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.36 billion. The companyÂ’s Technical Products segment provides filtration media for transportation, water, and other filtration markets; saturated and unsaturated crepe, and flat paper tapes to manufacturers; coated lightweight abrasive paper for use in the automotive, construction, metal, and woodworking industries; label and tag products for variable and digital printing; latex saturated and coated papers; premask, medical packaging, image transfer, publishing, and security papers; and other specialty products, including clean room papers, durable printing papers, release papers, and furniture backers. It has a 17.64 P/E ratio. The Company’s Fine Paper and Packaging segment makes and sells writing, text, cover, and specialty papers and envelopes used in corporate identity packages, advertising collateral, premium labels and packaging, and wide format applications.

Another recent and important Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Neenah Paper’s (NP) CEO John O’Donnell on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 13, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold Neenah, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 14.56 million shares or 0.00% more from 14.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vanguard owns 0% invested in Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) for 960,913 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, New York-based fund reported 7,225 shares. First Manhattan has 0.03% invested in Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) for 51,892 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP). Baskin Services accumulated 109,800 shares. Glenmede Na owns 47 shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher Communication stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP). Benjamin F Edwards & reported 168 shares. Reilly Fincl Advisors Lc reported 27 shares. Sawgrass Asset Management Ltd Liability Company owns 3,484 shares. Voya Invest Ltd has invested 0% in Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP). Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.01% invested in Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) for 13,300 shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability accumulated 4,374 shares. Swiss Commercial Bank owns 28,600 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 92,440 shares.

The stock increased 1.18% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $81.15. About 69,347 shares traded. Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) has risen 5.03% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 26.67% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.15 per share. GPK’s profit will be $58.95 million for 18.71 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.19 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Graphic Packaging’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Graphic Packaging, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. GPK was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 30, 2016. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 20. RBC Capital Markets initiated the shares of GPK in report on Friday, September 30 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by CLSA given on Tuesday, November 22. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Monday, October 3.

The stock increased 1.21% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $14.22. About 3.24 million shares traded or 4.45% up from the average. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has risen 19.37% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.82% the S&P500.

Canyon Capital Advisors Llc holds 2.99% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company for 13.33 million shares. New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. owns 2.37 million shares or 2.78% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mrj Capital Inc has 2.12% invested in the company for 256,200 shares. The Colorado-based Three Peaks Capital Management Llc has invested 1.97% in the stock. Monarch Partners Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.14 million shares.

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