Packaged and Ready for Prosperity - Research Report on Rock-Tenn Company, International Paper Company, Packaging Corp of America, Clearwater Paper Corp and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp.

Feb 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from Investors-Alliance

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT), International Paper Company (NYSE: IP), Packaging Corp of America (NYSE: PKG), Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE: CLW) and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE: KS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Rock-Tenn Company Research Report

Shares for Rock-Tenn rose by 4 percent after Deutsche Bank reported that Georgia-Pacific Corp. plans to raise its price for containerboard by $50 a ton. A price increase from Georgia-Pacific, a privately held tissue and cardboard producer, would likely instigate price increases in other containerboard producers as well, ending a stretch of more than two years of unchanged prices. Higher prices would finally reflect the high demand for Rock-Tenn's corrugated packaging products. Net sales for the corrugated packaging segment increased $67 million to $1590 million compared to the prior year quarter, and with more orders expected in the spring and summer season where demand for shipping cartons usually increases, many expect a good run for Rock-Tenn. The Full Research Report on Rock-Tenn Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


International Paper Company Research Report

International Paper recently completed its acquisition of Temple-Inland, a corrugated packaging and building products manufacturer. Analysts expect that this acquisition will fortify International Paper's packaging business in North America to 34 percent from the current level of 27 percent. This follows International Paper's acquisition of the Sabanci's shares in Olmuksa, a corrugated packaging company based in Turkey, giving International Paper leverage in the Turkish corrugated market. Turkey's corrugated packaging market is currently the 7th largest in Europe with expected continued average growth rates of greater than 5 percent annually. Strength in the Turkish market may also serve as potential growth platform for the Middle East. With these acquisitions, International Paper is well-positioned to take advantage of the news of price increases containerboard.  The Full Research Report on International Paper Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Packaging Corp of America Research Report

The Packaging Corporation of America reported strong fourth quarter 2012 results with net income of $61 million or 63 cents per share. The higher demand for corrugated products was the main contributor to the earnings, helping the company raise prices. The company also saw record production during the quarter. Analysts are commending Packaging Corp's Lake Forest III-based operations, a leading beneficiary in the packaging industry's consolidation. As more investors become optimistic for the company's future, shares for the Packaging Corp of America rose by 3.3 percent in recent trading. The Full Research Report on Packaging Corp of America - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Clearwater Paper Corp Research Report

Shares for Clearwater Paper soared after the company reported record results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012, with net earnings of $19.9 million or 84 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $115 million or 48 cents per share for the prior year quarter. Clearwater CEO Linda Massman is pleased to have delivered the company's financial and operational goals, with record annual EBITDA of $224.7 million, and the highest ever fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA of $56.4 million. Late last year, the company completed its acquisition of Cellu Tissue Holdings and expects that their combined capabilities will boost Clearwater's tissue business. A new plant in Shelby, North Carolina will also increase the company's high-end tissue production. In the coming year, Clearwater can capitalize on the low prices of raw materials like chemicals as well as lower transportation costs. The company's paperboard products are expected to improve in 2013. The Full Research Report on Clearwater Paper Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. Research Report

KapStone ended the fourth quarter of 2012 record net sales of $301 million, up 12 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2011. The average mill revenue per ton also increased by approximately $14 to $534 as the fall season's domestic containerboard increase was fully implemented. KapStone CEO Roger Stone commented that the company has a positive momentum for 2013 as higher containerboard and corrugated prices will drive growth. The company may also reap the benefits from additional acquisition synergies with US Corrugated and the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois. Analysts are optimistic about KapStone's prospects, with more price hikes around the corner and an increased production capacity. Impressed by KapStone's recent performance, Deutsche Bank recently reaffirmed their Buy rating on the shares of KapStone and raised their price target from $28 to $26. The Full Research Report on KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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