NYSE:PKG - Packaging Co. of America Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $158.14
  • Forecasted Upside: 11.32 %
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 5 Hold Ratings
  • 2 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for PKG

Analyst Price Target is $158.14
▲ +11.32% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Packaging Co. of America in the last 3 months. The average price target is $158.14, with a high forecast of $176.00 and a low forecast of $144.00. The average price target represents a 11.32% upside from the last price of $142.06.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 7 investment analysts is to hold stock in Packaging Co. of America. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/27/2022Truist FinancialLower Price TargetOutperform$175.00Low
7/27/2022CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$144.00 ➝ $147.00Low
7/19/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price Target$158.00 ➝ $144.00Low
7/18/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$162.00 ➝ $154.00Low
6/21/2022CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$163.00 ➝ $144.00Low
4/29/2022ArgusBoost Price Target$160.00 ➝ $176.00Low
4/28/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price Target$154.00 ➝ $162.00Low
4/27/2022Truist FinancialBoost Price Target$170.00 ➝ $182.00Medium
4/18/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$141.00 ➝ $158.00High
3/17/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$150.00 ➝ $154.00Low
2/17/2022UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$127.00 ➝ $154.00Low
1/31/2022Truist FinancialUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$143.00 ➝ $170.00High
1/28/2022Seaport Res PtnUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
1/28/2022Truist FinancialBoost Price Target$137.00 ➝ $143.00Low
12/20/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$135.00 ➝ $129.00Medium
11/5/2021Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold ➝ Neutral$157.00Medium
10/13/2021Truist FinancialInitiated CoverageHold$131.00High
10/8/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$155.00 ➝ $145.00High
9/28/2021UBS GroupBoost Price TargetSell$115.00 ➝ $125.00Medium
6/21/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$145.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
4/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$131.00 ➝ $140.00High
4/28/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$135.00 ➝ $145.00Low
4/28/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$140.00 ➝ $150.00Low
4/19/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$128.00 ➝ $135.00High
2/1/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$126.00 ➝ $131.00Low
1/20/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Hold$100.00 ➝ $128.00Low
1/12/2021UBS GroupInitiated CoverageSell$146.00High
1/12/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$111.00 ➝ $126.00Low
1/12/2021BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$144.00 ➝ $134.00Low
1/11/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$115.00 ➝ $140.00High
1/8/2021ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$130.00 ➝ $160.00Low
1/5/2021Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$130.00N/A
12/7/2020KeyCorpUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Sector WeightMedium
10/28/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$110.00 ➝ $115.00Low
10/28/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$90.00 ➝ $105.00Low
10/26/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$93.00 ➝ $111.00High
10/12/2020BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$102.00 ➝ $134.00High
9/15/2020Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy$115.00 ➝ $118.00Medium
9/9/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$100.00 ➝ $102.00Low
8/19/2020ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 ➝ $110.00Low
7/16/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
6/15/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$93.00High
5/26/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$115.00 ➝ $100.00High
5/14/2020ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$100.00High
4/29/2020Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral$95.00 ➝ $100.00Low
4/20/2020ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldHigh
4/9/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$95.00 ➝ $85.00Low
4/9/2020KeyCorpLower Price TargetUnderweight$89.00 ➝ $79.00High
3/19/2020ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$118.00High
2/3/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$108.00 ➝ $98.00Medium
1/31/2020DA DavidsonReiterated RatingBuyMedium
1/31/2020ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$102.00High
12/10/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$102.00Medium
12/9/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$100.00 ➝ $115.00Low
12/2/2019Exane BNP ParibasInitiated CoverageNeutral$118.00Low
12/2/2019BNP ParibasInitiated CoverageNeutral$118.00Low
11/26/2019Vertical ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$117.00High
10/25/2019ArgusSet Price TargetBuy$118.00Low
10/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$100.00 ➝ $102.00Medium
10/24/2019KeyCorpReiterated RatingSell$89.00Medium
10/24/2019Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral$108.00 ➝ $112.00Medium
10/17/2019CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$101.00 ➝ $108.00Low
7/15/2019KeyCorpDowngradeSector Weight ➝ Underweight$89.00Low
6/24/2019UBS GroupSet Price TargetBuy$106.00Low
5/15/2019UBS GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$109.00Low
4/26/2019StephensDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$100.00Low
4/25/2019KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLow
4/16/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
4/5/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$105.00 ➝ $112.00Low
1/9/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$110.00 ➝ $93.00High
1/7/2019CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$98.00 ➝ $88.00Medium
10/29/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$100.00 ➝ $95.00Low
10/29/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet Price TargetHold$120.00Medium
10/26/2018ArgusLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$130.00 ➝ $105.00N/A
10/26/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$140.00 ➝ $110.00N/A
10/25/2018KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldMedium
10/11/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$124.00 ➝ $98.00Low
10/9/2018BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$130.00 ➝ $108.00High
7/30/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$125.00 ➝ $120.00Low
7/30/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$121.00 ➝ $124.00Low
7/27/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$150.00 ➝ $140.00Medium
7/10/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$128.00 ➝ $121.00Low
7/5/2018StephensReiterated RatingBuyLow
4/25/2018KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLow
4/5/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$136.00 ➝ $123.00Low
2/12/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$110.00 ➝ $120.00Low
2/12/2018DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
2/2/2018KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLow
2/1/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$134.00 ➝ $138.00Low
2/1/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$130.00 ➝ $150.00Low
2/1/2018DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Positive$135.00Medium
1/31/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformHigh
1/25/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$130.00Low
1/10/2018StephensSet Price TargetBuy$136.00Low
1/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$115.00 ➝ $130.00Low
10/30/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$108.00 ➝ $110.00N/A
10/29/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/A
10/24/2017StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$130.00N/A
10/18/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/A
10/12/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/A
10/9/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$94.00 ➝ $120.00N/A
8/23/2017Vertical ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$118.00 ➝ $124.00Low
8/22/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$118.00 ➝ $122.00Medium
8/18/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$128.00Low
(Data available from 8/12/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.17 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Current Sentiment

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Packaging Co. of America logo
Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. The company operates through Packaging and Paper segments. The Packaging segment offers various containerboard and corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations; and honeycomb protective packaging products, as well as packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products. This segment sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization, independent brokers, and distribution partners. The Paper segment manufactures and sells commodity and specialty papers, as well as communication papers, including cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers. This segment sells white papers through its sales and marketing organization. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Today's Range

Now: $142.06
Low: $140.35
High: $142.73

50 Day Range

MA: $141.64
Low: $134.29
High: $162.30

52 Week Range

Now: $142.06
Low: $124.78
High: $168.50


515,754 shs

Average Volume

691,513 shs

Market Capitalization

$13.32 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Packaging Co. of America?

The following sell-side analysts have issued research reports on Packaging Co. of America in the last twelve months: Argus, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Seaport Res Ptn, StockNews.com, Truist Financial Co., UBS Group AG, and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for Packaging Co. of America?

7 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Packaging Co. of America in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $158.14, suggesting a possible upside of 11.3%. Argus has the highest price target set, predicting PKG will reach $176.00 in the next twelve months. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $144.00 for Packaging Co. of America in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Packaging Co. of America?

Packaging Co. of America currently has 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in PKG, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Packaging Co. of America's investor relations team?

Packaging Co. of America's physical mailing address is 1 NORTH FIELD COURT, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045. The industrial products company's listed phone number is (847) 482-3000. The official website for Packaging Co. of America is www.packagingcorp.com. Learn More about contacing Packaging Co. of America investor relations.