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WRK

WestRock

$48.15

-0.33 (-0.68%)

13:50
10/03/16
10/03
13:50
10/03/16
13:50

Westrock with rolling activity

Westrock with rolling activity. The Oct - Nov 50 call spread for $1.05, 5000X. The Nov 50s are being opened for $1.65 and the Oct 50s likely close, at 60c today, a position opened 8/25 for $1.175 per contract, with the stock near $47. If so, the new bullish position in November will capture earnings in the first week of next month.

WRK WestRock
$48.15

-0.33 (-0.68%)

08/22/16
WELS
08/22/16
NO CHANGE
WELS
Packaging Corp. should be bought on any weakness, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that it expects primary paper packaging stocks to come under pressure today following an unexpected decline in semi-chemical medium pricing. However, the firm expects the financial impact on Packaging Corp (PKG) to be "de-minimis" given its "higher degrees of vertical integration." Wells recommends buying the stock on any weakness today. Other companies whose stocks could be negatively affected by the news include Greif (GEF), KapStone (KS), International Paper (IP), and WestRock (WRK), according to Wells. The firm also recommends buying International Paper on any weakness today.
08/25/16
DBAB
08/25/16
NO CHANGE
DBAB
International Paper to increase containerboard prices, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Debbie Jones says International Paper (IP) is increasing containerboard prices by $50 per ton effective October 1st, citing trade contacts. The analyst notes that she is not aware of similar moves from other producers, but suspects additional announcements may come. Nonetheless, Jones questions whether or not the full amount will be achieved and if an increase is sustainable. A successful increase would be beneficial not only for International Paper, but also for WestRock (WRK), Packaging Corp (PKG) and KapStone (KS), the analyst says, noting that Greif (GEF) also has modest exposure to containerboard. In afternoon trading, International Paper's stock has gained over 4% to $48.59 per share.
09/22/16
GSCO
09/22/16
INITIATION
Target $53
GSCO
Neutral
WestRock initiated with a Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Brian Maguire initiated WestRock with a Neutral and a $53 price target.
09/23/16
DBAB
09/23/16
UPGRADE
Target $90
DBAB
Buy
Packaging Corp. upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Debbie Jones upgraded Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) to Buy citing an "improved earnings trajectory" following the TimBar acquisition. The analyst raised her price target for the shares to $90 from $77. Jones this morning also upgraded KapStone (KS) to Buy. She raised her estimates across the Paper & Packaging space to reflect the likelihood of success for the October containerboard price hike initiative. Jones also raised her price target for Buy-rated WestRock to $53 from $50 and Hold-rating International Paper (IP) to $50 from $42.

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