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Oil's Dream to Grow in Plastics Dims as Coke Turns to Plants - Bloomberg

2018-01-02 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (68-1)

Domtar (UFS) Scales 52-Week High on Solid Growth Dynamics

2017-12-27 zacks
Shares of Domtar Corporation (UFS - Free Report) scaled a new 52-week high of $50.20 during yesterday’s trading session, before closing a notch lower at $49.66 for a healthy year-to-date return of 27.2%. Barring minor hiccups, Domtar’s share price has steadily been on an uptrend since mid-August. Notably, this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock has the potential for further price appreciation with long-term earnings growth expectation of 5%.

WestRock (WRK) Set to Acquire Plymouth Packaging's Assets

2017-12-15 zacks
WestRock Company (WRK - Free Report) has entered into agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Plymouth Packaging, Inc. The buyout will boost WestRock’s margin performance and growth prospects in corrugated packaging business. The deal will also improve its innovation platform and differentiation strategy. Why Plymouth? Plymouth is a corrugated packaging company that derives approximately 70% of sales from its Box on Demand systems and corrugated fanfold, and 30% from traditional corrugated box packaging. (35-0)

WestRock (WRK) Hits 52-Week High: What's Driving the Stock?

2017-12-01 zacks
Shares of WestRock Company (WRK - Free Report) scaled a 52-week high of $62.61 on Nov 30, eventually closing lower at $62.41. The gain is driven by WestRock’s solid performance in fiscal 2017, encouraging outlook for fiscal 2018, as well as its focus on acquisitions. The company has a market cap of $15.7 billion. Over the last three months, its average volume of shares traded is approximately 1.5M. (9-0)

Neenah Paper (NP) Hikes Quarterly Dividend Payout by 11%

2017-11-30 zacks
Neenah Paper, Inc. (NP - Free Report) , a global manufacturer of technical products and fine papers, recently announced an 11% year-over-year hike in its quarterly dividend payout. The new dividend will be 41 cents per share or $1.64 on an annualized basis. It will be payable from first-quarter 2018. Based on the closing price of $89.20 on Nov 29, the proposed dividend affirms a yield of 1.8%. A steady dividend payout is part of the long-term strategy of Neenah to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its stockholders. (1-0)

Self-Learning Algorithm to Pick Stocks for First Nordic AI Fund - Bloomberg

2017-11-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (44-0)

Andersons' (ANDE) Grain Business Solid, Margin Issues Linger

2017-11-09 zacks
On Nov 8, we issued an updated research report on The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE - Free Report) . The company is poised to gain from solid prospects in its Grain business, sale of retail-store properties and productivity initiatives. However, margin issues in the Ethanol Group and headwinds in the Rail Group are expected to thwart results. Upbeat Grain business Notably, Andersons anticipates its Grain business results and underlying grain fundamentals to improve, going forward. (30-0)

WestRock (WRK) Q4 Earnings Top on Improved Segment Results

2017-11-02 zacks
WestRock Company (WRK - Free Report) reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 (ended Sep 30, 2017) adjusted earnings of 87 cents per share beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 81 cents by a margin of 7%. Including one-time items, the company posted earnings of 76 cents per share in the quarter against loss of 34 cents per share in the prior-year quarter. Operational Update WestRock’s total revenues rose 12. (0-1)

Stora Enso Oyj's (SEOJF) CEO Karl Sundstrom on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2017-10-25 seekingalpha
Good day and welcome to the Stora Enso Q3 2017 Results Announcement. Today's conference is being recorded.

Stora Enso Oyj 2017 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2017-10-25 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by Stora Enso Oyj in conjunction with their 2017 Q3 earnings call.

Can Stora Enso (SEOAY) be a Solid Choice for Value Investors?

2017-10-16 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process. (4-0)

International Paper (IP) Hikes Quarterly Dividend Payout

2017-10-12 zacks
Leading packaging and paper manufacturer, International Paper Company (IP - Free Report) recently increased its quarterly dividend by 2.6% year over year to 47.5 cents per share. The proposed dividend for fourth-quarter 2017 is payable on Dec 15 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov 15. Based on the closing price of $57.39 on Oct 11, the increased dividend offers a yield of 3.3%. (29-0)

Global Folding Boxboard Market to Reach a Value of About US$ 12,250 Mn in the Year 2022, Recovered Paper Segment is the Largest in Material Type

2017-10-09 prnewswire
Folding boxboards are used increasingly in the packaging industry due to their low density and high stiffness. Folding boxboards are usually made from mechanical pulp and this layer is sandwiched between a top and back sheet that is made from chemical pulp. Folding boxboards are used in a vast array of applications like the packaging of cosmetics, luxury goods, food packaging and pharmaceutical packaging.

International Paper Focuses on Core Businesses, Risks Remain

2017-10-09 zacks
On Oct 9, we issued an updated research report on paper and packaging firm, International Paper Company (IP - Free Report) . Growth Drivers International Paper is undergoing restructuring initiatives to transform itself into a core packaging company. The company intends to invest $300 million through 2017 to improve its North American containerboard mill system, enhance product quality, and reduce manufacturing and delivery costs. (8-0)