Stocks Showing Surging Activity: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK)

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KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS)

DA Davidson Downgrades KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS)’s stock to Neutral with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 2/09/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $31.65 by showing a percentage change of -1.49% from its previous day closing price of $32.13.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) in which Deutsche Bank Downgrades KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) to Hold with no specific Price Target on 2/08/18. RBC Capital Downgrades the stock to Sector Perform on 2/01/18 with no specific Price Target. Citigroup Downgrades the company’s stock to Neutral on 1/30/18 with no specific Price Target. BMO Capital Downgrades KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) to Market Perform with no specific Price Target.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) currently has a consensus Price Target of $35. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $35 and a Low Price Target of $35.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) where 0 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 0 analysts said it’s a Buy, 8 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 3. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) reported its Actual EPS of $0.78/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) could bring EPS of $0.68/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.1 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 14.7 Percent.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) has a market capitalization of 3.1 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.71 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $35.01 on 03/06/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 11/27/17 as $20.42. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $33.44. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -2.66%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -5.61% while SMA200 is -6.5%.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 10.3%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 5.7% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 28.8%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 39.49 percent while its Weekly performance value is 2.89%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -7.24 percent and 43.41 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) is 2.04. The Average Volume (3 months) is 841.54 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0.4 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.26 Percent. KS has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 15.82, Forward P/E of 12.54, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 140.5 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 20. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 9.2 percent.

Company Profile:

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation operate businesses in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. KapStone is a leading North American producer of unbleached Kraft paper and corrugated packaging products. KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products ranging from containerboard, including liner and medium, to kraft papers, saturating kraft and folding carton board. The mill’s product portfolio contains several branded products including Kraftpak, DuraSorb, TEA-Kraft and FibreShield as well as a focus on extensible kraft paper grades and on high-performance, lightweight linerboard. KapStone’s corrugated packaging business offers an array of fully equipped corrugator Box Plants, Sheet Plants and Sheet Feeders providing industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for any customer, regardless of size or demands.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK)

Cowen & Co. Downgrades Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK)’s stock to Underperform with the price target of $150. This rating was issued on 10/15/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $161.32 by showing a percentage change of 2.43% from its previous day closing price of $157.49.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) in which Credit Suisse Initiates Coverage On Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to Underperform by settling a price target of $171 on 10/12/18. UBS Maintains the stock to Buy on 8/30/18 by stationing a price target of $205. Morgan Stanley Assumes the company’s stock to Underweight on 8/21/18 by setting a price target of $163. Morgan Stanley Maintains Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to Equal-Weight with a price target of $192.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) currently has a consensus Price Target of $183.39. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $231 and a Low Price Target of $150.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) where 2 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 0 analysts said it’s a Buy, 15 rated the stock as Hold, 3 analysts reported Underperform and 1 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.95. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) reported its Actual EPS of $2.16/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) could bring EPS of $2.04/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.12 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 5.9 Percent.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has a market capitalization of 19.87 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.71 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $210.72 on 10/31/17 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/24/18 as $153.67. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $179.71. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -7.72%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -10.42% while SMA200 is -10.07%.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.9%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 18.3% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 19.2%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -17.84 percent while its Weekly performance value is -1.45%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -14.86 percent and -14.21 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) is 1.57. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.09 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $3.68 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.28 Percent. ROK has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 23.54, Forward P/E of 17.93, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 13.48 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 40.5. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 17 percent.

Company Profile:

Rockwell Automation is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The Company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software.