The EVP & GC of Greif Class A (NYSE: GEF) is Buying Shares

Today, the EVP & GC of Greif Class A (GEFResearch Report), Gary Martz, bought shares of GEF for $414.3K.

This recent transaction increases Gary Martz’s holding in the company by 384.4% to a total of $509.6K. Following Gary Martz’s last GEF Buy transaction on July 11, 2016, the stock climbed by 25.4%.

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Based on Greif Class A’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending January 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion and quarterly net profit of $23.4 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.11 billion and had a net profit of $32.3 million. The company has a one-year high of $61.46 and a one-year low of $26.50. Currently, Greif Class A has an average volume of 66.28K.

Based on 4 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Moderate Buy with an average price target of $57.25, reflecting a 2.2% upside.

In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $1.48M worth of GEF shares and purchased $414.3K worth of GEF shares. The insider sentiment on Greif Class A has been negative according to 25 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is lower than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

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Greif, Inc. engages in the production of industrial packaging products and services. It operates through the following segments: Rigid Industrial Packaging and Services, Paper Packaging and Services, Flexible Products and Services, and Land Management. The Rigid Industrial Packaging and Services segment involves the production and sale of rigid industrial packaging products, such as steel, fibre and plastic drums, rigid intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, water bottles and reconditioned containers, and services, such as container life cycle services, blending, filling and other packaging services, logistics and warehousing. The Paper Packaging and Services segment involves the production and sale of containerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers and other corrugated products to customers in North America. The Flexible Products and Services segment involves the production and sale of flexible intermediate bulk containers and related services on a global basis and the sale of industrial and consumer shipping sacks and multiwall bag products in North America. The Land Management segment involves the management and sale of timber. This segment focuses on the active harvesting and regeneration of the company’s U.S. timber properties. The company was founded by William Greif and Albert Vanderwyst in 1877 and is headquartered in Delaware, OH.