4 Packaging Stocks to Buy Now

PKG, BLL, GPK, BZ improve in weekly rankings

   
4 Packaging Stocks to Buy Now

Four Packaging stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE:PKG) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Packaging Corporation of America manufactures containerboard and corrugated packaging products for use in protecting goods during shipment. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Equity, PKG also gets A’s. Shares of PKG have increased 12.3% over the past month, better than the 2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PKG stock.

This week, Ball Corp.‘s (NYSE:BLL) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Ball Corporation supplies metal and plastic packaging to the beverage, food, and household products industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLL stock.

This is a strong week for Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Graphic Packaging Holding Co. provides packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GPK stock.

This week, Boise (NYSE:BZ) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Boise engages in the manufacture and sale of packaging and paper products in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. Investors have pushed the stock price up 10.7% over the past month. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BZ stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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