Analysts See $1.08 EPS for Greif, Inc. (GEF)

August 13, 2018 - By Jack Shaw

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.13, from 1.2 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 22 investors sold Greif, Inc. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 21.94 million shares or 5.01% less from 23.10 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability holds 756 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans reported 5,864 shares. Wells Fargo Mn reported 112,274 shares. 82,874 are held by Comml Bank Of America Corp De. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership invested in 33,521 shares or 0% of the stock. Primecap Ca, California-based fund reported 75,000 shares. 5,668 are owned by Wedge Cap L Lp Nc. Koch Indus accumulated 4,192 shares. New York-based Lucus Ltd has invested 0.38% in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). Peak6 Investments Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) for 5,447 shares. State Street reported 920,450 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Co reported 0.02% stake. Axa accumulated 196,100 shares. 2.82M are held by Blackrock. Bancshares Of Montreal Can holds 2,713 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Analysts expect Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) to report $1.08 EPS on August, 29.They anticipate $0.23 EPS change or 27.06 % from last quarter’s $0.85 EPS. GEF’s profit would be $53.41 million giving it 12.31 P/E if the $1.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.76 EPS previously, Greif, Inc.’s analysts see 42.11 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $53.18. About 83,122 shares traded. Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has risen 0.95% since August 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.62% the S&P500.

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Greif Inc had 7 analyst reports since February 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, July 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 21 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sell” on Thursday, March 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, March 13. BMO Capital Markets upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $6000 target in Sunday, April 1 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, April 2. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, May 22 by Bank of America.

Greif, Inc. produces and sells industrial packaging services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.63 billion. It operates in four divisions: Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging & Services; Flexible Products & Services; and Land Management. It has a 14.24 P/E ratio. The Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment offers rigid industrial packaging products, including steel, fiber, and plastic drums; rigid intermediate bulk containers; closure systems for industrial packaging products; transit protection products; water bottles, and remanufactured and reconditioned industrial containers; and services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing, and other packaging services.

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