Analyst Favorites With Strong Buyback Activity: Graphic Packaging Holding Ranks As a Top Pick

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Graphic Packaging Holding Co (Symbol: GPK) is the #67 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have repurchased at least 5% of its outstanding shares over the trailing twelve month period. In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the list of stocks with strong buyback activity was ranked according to those averages.

GPK operates in the Packaging & Containers sector, among companies like Avery Dennison Corp (AVY) which is up about 0.8% today, and Packaging Corp of America (PKG) trading up by about 0.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of GPK, versus AVY and PKG.

GPK,AVY,PKG Relative Performance Chart

GPK is currently trading up about 1.2% midday Friday.

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Also see:
• Preferreds of SAFE Dividend Stocks
• Goldman Sachs Group YTD Return
• Funds Holding EMFN

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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