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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Dividend Did Packaging Corporation of America Declare?

    Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market capitalization of $6.2 billion. It fell by 1.1% to close at $64.39 per share on May 18, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    WestRock Made Key Changes to Its Management

    WestRock (WRK) fell 4.2% to close at $46.49 per share during the first week of September 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Understanding Weyerhaeuser’s Divestiture Policy

    Weyerhaeuser (WY) has undertaken several divestiture policies in order to dispose of its underperforming and non-core businesses.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    How Weyerhaeuser Fared in 2Q17: The Details

    The growing economy has helped REITs including Weyerhaeuser (WY), Rayonier (RYN), Resolute Forests Products (RFP), and International Paper (IP) reap higher profits.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    3.2 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in February

    The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for February was reported on April 13, and it contains information about job openings and total separations.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the US Workforce’s Quit Rate Has Remained High

    January’s JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) data, which contains information about job openings and total separations, was reported on March 16.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Quit Rate Indicates a Strong US Employment Market

    As per the latest JOLTS report, total separations for December were 5.2 million, which is 3.6% of the total workforce.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Many Americans Quit Their Jobs in November?

    As per the latest JOLTS report, about 3.2 million American workers quit their jobs voluntarily in November.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    What Rising Services Activity Means for the US Economy

    After reaching a lifetime high in October 2017, the ISM (Institute of Supply Management) non-manufacturing index fell 2.7 percentage points to 57.4%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    3.2 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in September

    As per the latest JOLTS report, about 3.2 million American workers quit their jobs voluntarily in September.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Basic Materials

    How Weyerhaeuser Compares with Peers

    The expected performance of timberland REIT Weyerhaeuser (WY) for the rest 2017 and in 2018 can be best understood by its valuation multiples.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    How Weyerhaeuser Treats Its Shareholders

    REITs (real estate investment trusts) usually provide generous returns to their shareholders in the form of dividends or share buybacks.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    Is Weyerhaeuser Maintaining a Strong Balance Sheet?

    REITs (real estate investment trusts) depend mostly on debt for their day-to-day functioning and working capital.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    How Weyerhaeuser and REITs Can Fight the Interest Headwind

    After thriving for a long time in a low interest rate environment, REITs (real estate investment trusts) are now facing a high interest rate.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How the Rising Interest Rate Affects REITs like Weyerhaeuser

    REITs (real estate investment trusts) depend on debt and equity for their working capital, and so they’re directly impacted by the Fed’s interest rate policy.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    Inside the Weyerhaeuser-Plum Creek Merger

    Timberland REIT (real estate investment trust) Weyerhaeuser (WY) owns almost 13.1 million acres of timberlands across the US.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    What Lies ahead for Weyerhaeuser in 2017?

    Timberland REIT (real estate investment trust) Weyerhaeuser (WY) expects to continue its growth trajectory for the rest of 2017.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    What Strong Wood Means for Weyerhaeuser’s Momentum

    Timberland REIT (real estate investment trust) Weyerhaeuser (WY) has been able to use the opportunities of the booming housing sector to its advantage.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Basic Materials

    Behind Weyerhaeuser’s Growth Trajectory

    Timberland REIT (real estate investment trust) Weyerhaeuser (WY) reported upbeat earnings results for 2Q17, backed by higher sales and prudent cost management.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    How Weyerhaeuser and Timberland REITs Came through the Fire

    Timberland REITs (real estate investment trusts) in the US don’t seem to be in doubt about their continued growth momentum in the near future.

    By Jennifer Mathews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WestRock Company Declared Dividend of $0.40 per Share

    WestRock (WRK) reported fiscal 1Q17 net sales of $3.45 billion, a fall of 0.7% compared to net sales of $3.47 billion in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on WestRock Company?

    WestRock Company (WRK) has a market cap of $13.4 billion. It rose 1.8% to close at $53.16 per share on January 23, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Packaging Corporation of America Declares Dividend of $0.63 Per Share

    PKG fell 0.50% to close at $86.16 per share on December 14. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -1.3%, 0.22%, and 40.3%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Packaging Corporation of America Acquires Columbus Container

    Packaging Corporation of America’s (PKG) capital spending fell 12.8%, and its cash balance rose 49.7% between 3Q15 and 3Q16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WestRock Company Declares Dividend of $0.40 per Share

    WestRock (WRK) reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $3.6 billion, a rise of 44.0% compared to net sales of $2.5 billion in fiscal 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at WestRock’s 4Q16 Performance

    Price movement WestRock (WRK) has a market cap of $11.4 billion. It fell 2.3% to close at $45.27 per share on November 7, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -2.0%, -2.7%, and 2.2%, respectively, on the same day. WRK is trading 2.7% below its 20-day moving average, 4.2% below […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Packaging Corporation of America Performed in 3Q16?

    Price movement Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $8.0 billion. It rose 2.1% to close at $85.54 per share on October 19, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.0%, 7.2%, and 39.3%, respectively, on the same day. PKG is trading 5.1% above its 20-day moving […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Upgrades PKG to a ‘Buy’

    Price movement Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $7.8 billion. It rose 0.53% to close at $83.77 per share on October 18, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 3.9%, 4.2%, and 36.4%, respectively, on the same day. PKG is trading 3.2% above its 20-day moving […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Andrews & Springer Investigating Packaging Corporation of America?

    PKG rose 1.1% to close at $81.66 per share on September 28. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.0%, 4.3%, and 32.9%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Deutsche Bank Upgrades Packaging Corporation of America to a ‘Buy’

    Price movement Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $7.8 billion. It rose 2.1% to close at $82.29 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 2.8%, 9.1%, and 34.0%, respectively, on the same day. PKG is trading 3.6% above its 20-day moving […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Goldman Sachs Rated WestRock Company as ‘Neutral’

    WestRock (WRK) reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $3.6 billion, a rise of 44.0% compared to net sales of $2.5 billion in fiscal 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Goldman Sachs Rated Packaging Corporation of America as ‘Sell’

    Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $7.6 billion. It fell 1.3% to close at $80.64 per share on September 22, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PKG Declares Dividend of $0.63 Per Share

    Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $7.4 billion. It fell by 0.99% to close at $78.63 per share on August 31, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Packaging Corporation of America Completes Acquisition of TimBar

    Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $7.4 billion. It fell by 0.57% to close at $78.91 per share on August 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    How Did WestRock’s 3Q16 Earnings Turn Out?

    WestRock (WRK) has a market cap of $11.0 billion. It rose by 4.2% to close at $43.72 per share on August 4, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    WestRock Declares a Dividend of $0.375 Per Share

    WestRock Company (WRK) has a market capitalization of $10.9 billion. It rose by 0.33% to close at $42.91 per share on July 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Deutsche Bank Downgrades Packaging Corporation of America

    Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $7.0 billion. It rose by 0.72% to close at $74.34 per share on July 22, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    How Packaging Corporation of America Performed in 2Q16

    Packaging Corporation of America rose by 0.42% in the third week of July. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.42%, 9.0%, and 20.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Buckingham Research Downgrades Packaging Corporation of America to ‘Neutral’

    Its net income and EPS (earnings per share) rose to $102.6 million and $1.09, respectively, in 1Q16, as compared to $89.6 million and $0.92, respectively, in 1Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Moody’s Says PKG’s TimBar Acquisition Is Credit Positive

    Packaging Corporation of America rose by 0.34% to close at $68.71 per share on July 7. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD movements were 4.3%, -2.6%, and 11.0%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Packaging Corporation of America Plans to Acquire TimBar

    Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) has a market cap of $6.4 billion. It rose by 4.7% to close at $68.48 per share on July 6, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Upgrades WestRock’s Rating to Baa2

    WestRock’s (WRK) stock fell by 0.10% to close at $39.74 per share in the first week of June 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wells Fargo Downgrades WestRock to “Market Perform”

    WestRock (WRK) has a market cap of $8.0 billion. WRK rose by 0.51% to close at $37.19 per share on April 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WRK Declared Quarterly Dividend after Revenue Rose in Fiscal 1Q16

    WestRock Company (WRK) reported fiscal 1Q16 net sales of $3,680.7 million, a rise of 46.4% compared to net sales of $2,514.2 million in fiscal 1Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WestRock Completed Acquisition of Cenveo Packaging

    WestRock has completed the acquisition of Cenveo Packaging. It has acquired seven facilities in North America, including MiraFoil, cold foil, and low migration ink systems.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Plum Creek Timber Compare to Its Peers?

    The price-to-book value ratios of Plum Creek Timber, Weyerhaeuser, Rayonier, Louisiana-Pacific, and Potlatch are 4.67x, 3.08x, 2.04x, 2.39x, and 5.83x.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Plum Creek Timber’s Income and Revenue Rose in 3Q15

    After its 3Q15 earnings report, Plum Creek Timber fell by 0.15% to close at $40.79 per share as of October 26, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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