Mistras Group, Inc. (MG) Is At $22.85 Formed Wedge; Graphic Packaging International (GPK)’s Sentiment Is 0.95

Mistras Group, Inc. (MG) formed wedge up with $24.22 target or 6.00% above today’s $22.85 share price. Mistras Group, Inc. (MG) has $646.44M valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $22.85. About 22,740 shares traded. Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) has declined 10.21% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.91% the S&P500.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper packaging solutions to food, beverage, and other consumer products companies. The company has market cap of $5.01 billion. It operates through three divisions: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. It has a 31.83 P/E ratio. The firm offers coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard (CRB) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard folding cartons primarily to consumer packaged goods companies serving the food, beverage, and consumer product markets.

New Mountain Vantage Advisers L.L.C. holds 2.86% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company for 2.67 million shares. Mrj Capital Inc owns 259,800 shares or 2.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ksa Capital Management Llc has 1.8% invested in the company for 25,000 shares. The Colorado-based Three Peaks Capital Management Llc has invested 1.75% in the stock. American Trust Investment Advisors Llc, a New Hampshire-based fund reported 132,530 shares.

The stock increased 2.15% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $16.17. About 3.61M shares traded or 18.50% up from the average. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has risen 2.85% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. GPK’s profit will be $58.84M for 21.28 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual earnings per share reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.56% 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 firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 20 by Jefferies. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 30. CLSA initiated the shares of GPK in report on Tuesday, November 22 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Bank of America.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.00 million activity. 4,462 Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) shares with value of $80,539 were sold by Keefe Michael C. 90,490 shares were sold by Vahaviolos Sotirios J., worth $1.92M on Tuesday, August 8.

Among 10 analysts covering Mistras Group (NYSE:MG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Mistras Group had 25 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, February 27, the company rating was maintained by Scotia Capital. On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, March 17. The stock of Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight” on Monday, August 17. Sidoti downgraded the shares of MG in report on Wednesday, December 16 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) on Wednesday, November 8 with “Hold” rating.