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UFP Technologies has the Lowest Forward P/E Ratio in the Paper Packaging Industry (UFPT, PKG, GPK, SON, SEE)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Paper Packaging industry with the lowest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.

UFP Technologies ranks lowest with a a forward P/E ratio of 13.04. Packaging of America is next with a a forward P/E ratio of 14.16. Graphic Packaging Holding ranks third lowest with a a forward P/E ratio of 15.90.

Sonoco Products follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 18.26, and Sealed Air rounds out the bottom five with a a forward P/E ratio of 18.53.

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