Sealed Air Corp.
Wall Street has recently turned extremely bullish on the paper and packaging industry. This has happened for three primary reasons:
1.) Recent price hikes in the containerboard segment, which clearly invite improvements in margins. Prices have gone up as a response to high capacity utilization and low inventory levels.
2.) There is an increased trend toward returning cash to shareholders in the packaging segment.
3.) Emerging market expansion plans among more »
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.
This is the third in a series of posts that takes a look at opportunities in the growing e-tail trend more »
Hello and welcome, Motley Fool readers. The cold winter months in New York are a great time to attract the Wall Street community to warm and sunny South Florida, and we’ve had an excess of institutional events and conferences in recent months.
This week, J.P. Morgan is hosting its annual High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel from February 25 - 27.
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The last time I went to South Korea I found it very difficult to find a restaurant serving decent vegetarian food (Yes, I am a vegetarian). So I had to fill myself up with whatever was available that suited my palate. I have to go there again, but this time I’m going to carry some packaged food for myself. Some of these could well be packaged by Landec (NASDAQ: LNDCmore »)
Landec Corp. (NASDAQ: LNDC) with its subsidiaries “Apio” and “Green Line Holding Co.” emerged as a leader in North America for freshly-cut specialty packaged vegetables. The company designs, manufactures, and sells polymer products for food and agricultural products, medical devices, and licensed partner applications, which incorporate its patented polymer technologies. For Fiscal 2013, LNDC came up with its recent quarter’s earnings treating its investors with New Year’s feast more »
Dividends can help provide some stability to a volatile portfolio and boost returns. In a span that covers the last 32 years prior to 2012, the Wall Street Journal notes that dividend-paying stocks have returned an average of 8.9% annually, compared to 1.8% for non-dividend paying stocks. Per billionaire David Tepper’s 3Q 13F we have identified five high dividend-paying stocks that Tepper owned at the end of more »
I know the title of this post is a bit corny, but honestly many investors completely ignore certain segments of the market because the type of industry isn't all that exciting. I can imagine even analysts of paper product stocks probably need a little bit of caffeine to make it through the companies presentations. However, what is not boring is finding a good value stock that pays a good dividend and has earnings growth. I recently ran a screen on The Motley Fool CAPS Screener looking for companies in the “consumer non-durable" segment. My thought process was, as the economy slowly recovers any company related to packaging and paper should see improved results. There were only a few companies that met my requirements, they were International Paper (NYSE: IP), Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE: PKG), and Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE).