Bemis Company, Inc.
E-commerce sales were up by 15% in 2012, a year with overall GDP growth of under 2%. What's more, year-over-year growth in online commerce has been in the double digits in each quarter since mid-2010, according to comScore. And that trend looks to be accelerating out of the recession.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 346 million people around the world suffer from diabetes. Only in U.S. 26 million people suffer this illness. Analysts reported that this market could jump from $35 billion to $50 billion by 2016. This situation provides an attractive market for large pharmaceutical and small biotech companies that want to look for a gap in the sector.
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Bemis Company (NYSE: BMS) reminds me of the type of stock that Peter Lynch would have loved. He said he preferred companies in low-growth industries that were boring. Bemis essentially is in the business of producing and selling film, bags, pressure sealants, and the like. This is not the type of business that keeps entrepreneurs up at night trying to come up with a new product to make millions. The good news is Bemis is very profitable doing this boring job. This profitability has led Bemis to its current standing as one of the few dividend aristocrats left. With over 25 years of dividend increases, can Bemis keep up this streak?