Alan Nichols an Insider in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Unloaded 150,000 Shares; Sterling Capital Management Has Lifted By $16.01 Million Its Cvs Health (CVS) Stake

Sterling Capital Management Llc increased Cvs Health Corp (CVS) stake by 25.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sterling Capital Management Llc acquired 197,631 shares as Cvs Health Corp (CVS)’s stock declined 4.23%. The Sterling Capital Management Llc holds 972,772 shares with $79.11 million value, up from 775,141 last quarter. Cvs Health Corp now has $69.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $68.25. About 7.39M shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since February 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Alan Nichols, the SVP – Mills of Graphic Packaging Holding Co, sold 150,000 shares of the company, with market value of about $2,325,000 USD, totalled based on $15.5 for a share. This enormous transaction will probably draw attention, as he today holds 0.04% of the market capitalization of the Company. Alan finished this transaction on February 27, 2018. The document is accessible for free here at the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission website.

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 $4.82 billion. It operates through three divisions: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. It has a 16.2 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.

Analysts await Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.17 EPS, up 21.43% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.14 per share. GPK’s profit will be $52.65 million for 22.87 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Graphic Packaging Holding Company has $23.0 highest and $1400 lowest target. $17.56’s average target is 12.93% above currents $15.55 stock price. Graphic Packaging Holding Company had 39 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GPK in report on Friday, September 8 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Vertical Research on Wednesday, September 2. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, May 12, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 14 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, January 20. The stock of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 28 investors sold Graphic Packaging Holding Company shares while 79 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 294.74 million shares or 2.31% more from 288.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amer Century Incorporated holds 0.22% or 15.84 million shares in its portfolio. Ngam Advisors L P holds 506,265 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mgmt Inc owns 1,070 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Etrade Cap Lc has 0.01% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 15,507 shares. Ahl Llp holds 1.03M shares or 0.26% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Mgmt reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Van Eck Corp reported 7,604 shares stake. Verition Fund Ltd Liability Corporation owns 130,951 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P reported 33,486 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 0.02% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Moreover, Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd has 0.31% invested in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) for 477,250 shares. Highland Cap Mngmt Ltd Com accumulated 313,832 shares. Sei Invests Communication reported 880,593 shares. Green Square Cap Ltd Liability has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK). Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited has invested 0.01% in Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK).

The stock decreased 0.96% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $15.55. About 1.71 million shares traded. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) has risen 2.85% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.85% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. CVS Health had 72 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 16 by Wolfe Research. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Monday, August 10 with “Buy”. Needham upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $79 target in Friday, November 10 report. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by Leerink Swann. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 17 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, December 17. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CVS in report on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2 with “Overweight”. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $87 target in Thursday, August 17 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. 801.45 million shares or 0.31% less from 803.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cobblestone Capital Advsr reported 4,750 shares. Moreover, Paradigm Asset Mgmt Co Limited Liability Company has 0.79% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 37,470 shares. Ariel Limited holds 0.11% or 115,894 shares. Mairs Pwr reported 2,743 shares. Systematic Fincl Management Limited Partnership reported 0.04% stake. First Business Fincl Inc reported 0.12% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Bridgeway Cap Management Inc owns 620,765 shares for 0.58% of their portfolio. Markel invested 0.43% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Stephens Incorporated Ar owns 75,013 shares. Epoch Prtn holds 0.06% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 218,955 shares. M&R Capital Inc accumulated 69,038 shares. Reilly Fincl Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Moreover, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 0.73% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Aqr Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 1.64 million shares. Lyons Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 1.46% or 12,032 shares.

Sterling Capital Management Llc decreased Extended Stay Amer Inc Shs 1 C (NYSE:STAY) stake by 23,717 shares to 55,691 valued at $1.11M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) stake by 4,891 shares and now owns 10,504 shares. Alliance Data Systems Corp Com (NYSE:ADS) was reduced too.

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