IP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Domtar Jumps 16% On Plant Closing: Time To Buy?

    September 12, 2013
    Domtar (NYSE:UFS) jumped the most in four years on news International Paper (NYSE:IP) is closing a mill in Alabama reducing ...
  2. MeadWestvaco Misses Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    MeadWestvaco Corp (MWV) posted adjusted earnings (excluding special items) from continuing operations of 7 cents per share ...
  3. Neutral on MeadWestvaco - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    We maintain our Neutral recommendation on MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV). The stock presently retains a Zacks #3 Rank (short-term ...
  4. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rock-Tenn

    January 7, 2013
    Rock-Tenn still has a lot of work to do at Smurfit-Stone.
  5. International Paper Down to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    We have recently downgraded our recommendation on International Paper Co. (IP) from Outperform  to Neutral based on pension ...
  6. The Double-Digit Dividend Increases And Decreases Of The Past ...

    October 18, 2012
    Dividend growth can be one of the best ways for investors to grow wealth over the long term. However, finding those firms ...
  7. Packaging Corp Shows The Risk Of Underestimating Good Companies

    October 17, 2012
    Packaging Corp continues to make the case that it's the best containerboard company in the business.
  8. Rio Tinto plc and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on September ...

    September 24, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is down 0.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2%; and the Dow has decreased 0.2%. ...
  9. RockTenn Closes $700M Note Offering - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    RockTenn Co. (RKT) has announced the completion of the offering of $700 million senior notes. The offering includes $350 ...
  10. MeadWestvaco Reports Strong 2Q - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) has reported second-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 46 cents per share compared with 43 ...
  11. Packaging Corp Continues To Play A Solid Hand

    July 18, 2012
    Packaging Corp looks like a middling investment prospect today. However, expect Packaging Corp's free cash flow to improve ...
  12. Basic Materials Sector's Biggest Movers for July 17, 2012

    July 17, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.1%, the S&P 500 down 0.1% and the Dow slipping 0.2%. The basic ...
  13. Basic Materials Sector's Biggest Movers for July 11, 2012

    July 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has slipped 0.2% after the morning's trading. The ...
  14. Int'l Paper Fulfills DoJ Mandate - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    International Paper Co. (IP) has completed the sale of its three containerboard mills for $470 million to fulfill its agreement ...
  15. MeadWestvaco Offers Shellpak Renew - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) has introduced Shellpak Renew, the latest design in the Shellpak adherence packaging family. It ...
  16. MeadWestvaco Buys AARDEX Group - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) has completed the acquisition of AARDEX Group, the leader in measuring patients' adherence ...
  17. Forestry Focuses On High-Tech Growth

    April 30, 2012
    Advances in bioproducts could be the forestry sector's salvation and growth engine for years to come.
  18. The Price of Morality Investing

    April 7, 2012
    The question about socially responsible companies is, whose moral values do we use as the litmus test? So asks Matthew Delman ...
  19. Glatfelter Worth A Closer Look

    February 10, 2012
    Glatfelter is more than just another paper company.
  20. Packaging Corp Thinks Outside The Box

    January 25, 2012
    Packaging Corp is the best in its field, but not priced that way.
  21. Has Greif Reset Expectations?

    December 13, 2011
    Greif is suffering from tough conditions in Europe.
  22. Rock-Tenn Still Rolling

    November 14, 2011
    Rock-Tenn has its work cut out with improving Smurfit, but the benefits could be enormous.
  23. 5 Railroad Names Chugging Higher

    July 14, 2011
    Today, Kate Stalter talks with Paul Maher of Santa Fe Wealth Advisors, who discusses how technical analysis guides his view ...
  24. Finding Value In Boring Paper

    June 16, 2011
    Left for dead by many investors, the paper and packaging sector offers some interesting growth prospects.
  25. 6 High P/E stocks to Consider

    March 15, 2011
    6 High Price to Earning Stocks that are worth taking a look at.
  26. More Mergers In Container Sector

    January 28, 2011
    After a big merger in the container industry, it's time to analyze the sector.
  27. An Off-The-Board Bidder For Smurfit-Stone

    January 26, 2011
    Rock-Tenn makes a surprising, but very smart, move to expand its assets and diversify its production base.
  28. 6 High P/E stocks to Consider

    January 10, 2011
    6 High Price to Earning Stocks that are worth taking a look at.
  29. Genesis Energy Gains Power

    December 1, 2010
    Genesis Energy is a player in the transport, storage and refining of oil and natural gas, and it's producing a high yield.
  30. Fast Growing Value Pick

    October 21, 2010
    The "dead-tree" industry may not be synonomous with excitement, but KapStone Paper and Packaging does have dazzling growth. ...
  31. Some Positive Signs For The Economy

    July 12, 2010
    There is some good economic news despite the doom and gloom that is infecting investors' minds.
  32. Smurfit Stone Emerges From The Dead

    July 9, 2010
    Smufit Stone has exited bankruptcy as a public company with lower debt and leverage, and a reduced cost structure.
  33. 3 Materials Stocks That Rocketed Off The Bear Market Bottom

    June 17, 2010
    The success of these three stocks could signal a material resurgence.
  34. Plum Creek Gets Pruned

    April 30, 2010
    A sharp sell-off on an okay quarter may be just the opening investors need to get into this high-quality dividend stock.
  35. Investors Face A Coffee-Cup Conundrum

    April 22, 2010
    Starbucks is reluctant to face its environmental coffee-cup conundrum. In the end, shareholders will pay.
  36. Is The Recession Over?

    February 25, 2010
    Investors who believe we are emerging from the recession should position portfolios to take advantage.
  37. Packaging Companies Stir Up The Bulls

    April 28, 2009
    Many packaging companies have reported a rebound in shipments for packaging materials. This data point supports stock market ...
  38. FedEx Tapes The Bottom

    March 24, 2009
    This global carrier's optimism that the economy has reached bottomed and will resume growth is crucial, given its position ...
  39. Five Mid Cap Stocks Killed In February

    March 2, 2009
    The worst performing mid cap stocks in February were the casualties of a plunging market.
  40. Weyerhaeuser Cut Down To Size

    February 19, 2009
    Weyerhaeuser's timberland assets may be of value, but not enough to offset struggles in the other divisions.
  41. Smurfit-Stone And Other Paper Stocks Surge

    September 8, 2008
    News of record high prices sent containerboard manufacturers soaring last week, but there are several risks to know before ...
  42. Forest For The Trees (WY)

    April 13, 2007
    High-value timberland holdings are attracting a new breed of investor to forest product businesses.
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