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Showing 56 articles from July 6, 2010.

Reference Library

Earnings Announcements 6 Jul 10
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SEC Filings 6 Jul 10
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Departments

Editorial
Editorial
Welcome to our new look.
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PM40
The PM40 closed 25 June 2010 at 1583.47, down 4.0% from the 18 June 2010 close.
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RearView
The PM40 closed 25 June 2010 up 75.0% compared to the 26 June 2009 level.
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Disconnected Comparisons
In this issue of Disconnected Comparisons, we evaluate Rock-Tenn Company and USG Corporation.
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Insider Trading
Reported insider trading reflects sales of 244,903 shares at an average price of USD 18.14 per share and purchases of 56,950 shares at an average price of USD 9.95 per share.
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Supplier News

Andritz Receives Machine Rebuild Order From Kolicevo Karton, Slovenia
Andritz Pulp & Paper has received an order from Kolicevo Karton, Slovenia, to rebuild the wet section (wire and press section) of board machine KM 2.
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Andritz to Rebuild Drying Section at Smurfit Kappa’s Hoya Mill and Supply Film Press
Andritz Pulp & Paper has received an order to rebuild the drying section of PM 2 at Smurfit Kappa’s Hoya mill in Germany, and to supply a compact film press to the mill.
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Metso to Supply Two Tissue Production Lines to Mill Near Shanghai, China.
Metso will supply two complete tissue production lines to Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China.
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Market News of Note

Masisa S.A. Ratings
Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions for the ratings of Masisa S.A.
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Metso Gains Title to the Shares in Tamfelt
Metso gained the title to all the shares in Tamfelt on 04 May 2010.
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Orient Paper Responds to Muddy Waters Short Position Claim
Orient Paper, Inc.,a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in Hebei, China, today announced its response to allegations made via a report issued by Muddy Waters, LLC.
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Sino-Forest Corporation Enters Shares Agreement With Omnicorp
Sino-Forest Corporation has entered into a share subscription agreement with Omnicorp Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company.
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Tembec Provides June Quarter EBITDA Forecast
Tembec announces EBITDA expectations and will have discussions with certain investors.
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World Color Press Arrangment With Quad/Graphics
World Color Press Inc. announced today the share exchange ratio and cash consideration amount payable by Quad/Graphics, Inc.
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Earnings & Dividends

Canfor Pulp Income Fund
Canfor Pulp Income Fund announced today that it has declared a cash distribution of CAD 0.20 per Fund unit for the month of June.
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Clearwater Paper Corporation
Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) today announced that it will host its second quarter 2010 financial results conference call on 29 July 2010, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time).
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Deltic Timber Corporation
The board of directors of Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE-DEL) announced today a quarterly dividend.
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Glatfelter
Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) declared a USD 0.09 per share cash dividend on its outstanding common stock.
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Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Graphic Packaging Holding Company will release results for the second quarter 2010 on 05 August 2010
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International Paper
International Paper will release second quarter 2010 earnings on 28 July 2010.
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MeadWestvaco Corporation
MeadWestvaco Corporation’s (NYSE: MWV) to release second quarter results and hold conference call 28 July 2010.
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Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. will release its second quarter 2010 earnings on 26 July 2010, following the stock market close.
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Potlatch Corporation
Potlatch announces second quarter 2010 results webcast and conference call.
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Sonoco
Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on 22 July 2010.
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Temple-Inland Inc.
Temple-Inland Inc. will release its results for second quarter 2010 on 27 July 2010.
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West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. will hold a conference call to discuss second quarter financials for 2010.
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Weyerhaeuser Company
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) will release second quarter 2010 results on 30 July 2010, before the market opens.
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Corporate Finance

AbitibiBowater
AbitibiBowater Inc. has obtained approval of a backstop commitment agreement by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in connection with the company's creditor protection proceedings and exit financing efforts.
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Clearwater Paper Corporation
Clearwater Paper Corporation announced the expiration of certain trading restrictions on its 10 5/8% senior notes due 2016, issued on 11 June 2009.
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R.R. Donnelley & Sons
R.R. Donnelley & Son Company today announced that it has priced an offering of USD 400 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% notes due 15 June 2020.
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Weyerhaeuser Company
Weyerhaeuser Company announced today the results of its previously announced cash tender offer.
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Joint Venture

Greif to Establish a Joint Venture With National Scientific Company
Greif, Inc., through a subsidiary, has agreed to form a flexible products joint venture with National Scientific Company Limited (NSC).
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Legal

Fraser Papers Seeks Court Approval to Sell New Hampshire Paper Mill
Fraser Papers Inc.announced today that it will seek court approval of the transaction to sell its paper mill in Gorham, New Hampshire, USA.
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U.S. Courts Approve AbitibiBowater's Commitment Agreement
AbitibiBowater Inc. today announced that, in connection with its creditor protection proceedings and exit financing efforts, the company has obtained approval of a backstop commitment agreement by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
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Major Expenditures

Verso Paper Corp. Announces a USD 43 Million Renewable Energy Project
Verso Paper Corp. (NYSE: VRS) announced today the launch of a USD 43 million renewable energy project that will position its mill in Quinnesec, Michigan, to meet more than 95% of its energy needs using renewable biomass sources.
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Voith Paper to Start Production of Cotton Rolls in Finland
Voith Paper will start manufacturing cotton rolls used in graphic paper production at UPM's Jokilaakso mills in Jämsä, Finland.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Amcor Announces Acquisition of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas
Amcor has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Ball Plastics Packaging Americas from Ball Corporation.
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Bemis to Sell Wisconsin and Oklahoma Facilities to Exopack
Bemis Company, Inc., a supplier of flexible packaging materials, has signed a definitive agreement to sell the company’s Menasha, Wisconsin, and Catoosa (Tulsa), Oklahoma, facilities to Exopack Holding Corp.
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China Forestry Inc. to Acquire Chinese Plantation Company
China Forestry Inc., a timber investment group in the People's Republic of China, has acquired all the equity interest of Hanzhong Hengtai Bio-Tech Limited.
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EACOM Acquires Domtar’s Forest Products Business
EACOM has acquired Domtar's Forest Products Business, including seven sawmills and an equity interest in an eighth sawmill, all located in eastern Canada.
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International Paper Finalizes Purchase of SCA Packaging Asia Business
International Paper has completed the purchase of SCA Packaging Asia for approximately USD 200 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
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New state-of-the-art facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin to strengthen Mondi´s offering for specialized release liner in North America
Mondi Akrosil LLC has entered into an Asset Agreement with Nitto Americas regarding their recently discontinued facility (to be named Mondi Kenosha) in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
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OpenGate Capital Acquires Kotka Mills From Stora Enso
OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, has closed its acquisition of the Kotka Mills division of Stora Enso.
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Quad/Graphics and Worldcolor Shareholders Approve Acquisition Plan
Quad/Graphics, Inc. and World Color Press Inc.today announced that Quad/Graphics has been cleared to apply to list its class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Sonoco Acquires Associated Packaging Technologies, Inc.
Sonoco has completed the acquisition of Associated Packaging Technologies, Inc., North America's largest manufacturer and supplier of crystallized polyethylene terepthalate (CPET) containers to the frozen food industry.
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Major Announcements

Buckeye Technologies Plant in Florida Recovers From Power Outage
Buckeye Technologies Inc.'s Foley plant in Perry, Florida, has returned to full operation after brief power outage.
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Graphic Packaging Announces Closure of Plant in Colorado
Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, today announced that it plans to close its plant in Golden, Colorado.
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Holmen to Reduce Workforce at Hallsta Paper Mill
Holmen Paper has begun negotiations on reducing the workforce at the paper mill in Hallstavik.
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Stora Enso's Sawmills in Finland Face Protential Lay-offs
Stora Enso will start co-determination negotiations concerning possible temporary lay-offs at its Finnish sawmills in Kitee, Uimaharju, Varkaus, and Honkalahti.
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Rationalizations

Xerium Technologies to Close Stowe Woodward Plant
Xerium Technologies, Inc.,a leading global manufacturer of clothing and roll covers used primarily in the paper production process, will implement a reorganization and consolidation that will result in the closing of its Stowe Woodward facility in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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Restructurings

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's Reorganization Plan Confirmed
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation today announced that Judge Brendan Shannon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, entered an order confirming its joint plan of reorganization.
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World Perspectives

AF&PA and USW Affirm New Study on Chinese Subsidies to Paper Industry
A study released today strengthens AF&PA and United Steelworkers union claims that China is providing illegal subsidies to its paper producers, which is adversely affecting the U.S. paper industry.
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Final Word

The Final Word by Jim Thompson
We are at one of those dramatic seasonal changes in both hemispheres of the world right now.
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