Keep Your Eyes on This Stock: Greif (GEF)

 Greif (GEF) spotted trading -36.03% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 26.23% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks. The stock changed 0.07% to recent value of $40.14. The stock transacted 124295 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 215.28K shares. The company has 49.63M of outstanding shares and 31.34M shares were floated in the market.  

Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) reported that it was awarded an A- score for environmental leadership by the non-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). CDP operates a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage the impact they make on the environment. The A- Leadership distinction outpaces the overall average of a B- score, along with the North America regional average of C on a scale from A to F.

“We are thrilled that our efforts in environmental sustainability have been recognized by the CDP,” said Pete Watson, Greif’s president and chief executive officer. “Environmental impact and management both factor strongly into the decisions we make as a company in the present and with our future strategy. We will continue to enhance our standing as a leader in environmental stewardship.”

In 2018, more than 7,000 companies, representing more than 50 percent of the global market capitalization, disclosed data on climate change, forestry and water through CDP. The organization awards the highest ranking of A/A- to companies that, in comparison to industry peers, demonstrate a high degree of transparency and governance in environmental management and a thorough understanding of risks and opportunities related to climate change. Environmental best practices of leading companies, according to CDP, include defining targets, achieving emissions cuts via reduction measures and/or verification of reported data.

Greif’s A- Leadership achievement is an improvement from its previous B Management score received in 2017.

 Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 59.70% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 10.00%. GEF has a gross margin of 20.40% and an operating margin of 9.60% while its profit margin remained 5.40% for the last 12 months. 

 According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 1.5 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of 4.96% from the mean of 20 days, -7.14% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed -22.47% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -0.15%, 24.20% for month and YTD performance remained 8.16%.

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