NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON), Zagg Inc. (NASDQAQ: ZAGG), TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS), Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS), and Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Sonoco Products Company Research Report
In February, Sonoco reported Q4 2012 EPS of 56 cents, beating analysts' estimates by two cents. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.18 billion, in line with the consensus estimate. Operating profits from its Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment rose 23 percent during the quarter as it generated its strongest Q4 performance since 2007. The improvement can be attributed to higher volume and strong productivity gains. The Protective Solutions segment also gained, reporting an 82 percent year-over-year improvement driven by the acquisition of Tegrant, offsetting the 16 percent decline in operating profits of the Consumer Packaging segment. In January, the company increased the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) by $25 per ton, and the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by four percent, effective beginning February. The impact of the price hikes is expected to reflect on Q1 2013 results, which will be released on April 15, 2013. The Full Research Report on Sonoco Products Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5450_SON]
Zagg Inc. Research Report
Consumer electronic and handheld device protective cases and accessories manufacturer Zagg experienced strong sales volume in all product categories during Q4 2012, driven mainly by the holiday season. Also during the quarter, the company made an important brand strategy change by placing greater emphasis on the promotion of its key brands, ZAGG and iFrogz. The company looks forward to continued expansion from iFrogz this year, with the launch of mobile gaming products and growth from the existing products under the iFrogz line. Zagg unveiled the additions to its portfolio at the recently held 2013 International CES in Las Vegas. The creative product solutions were: the first open gaming controller for iPhone and iPod touch, a complete line of mobile accessories for kids, and a 2-in-1 desktop speaker. The Full Research Report on Zagg Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b338_ZAGG]
TriMas Corporation Research Report
Q4 2012 net sales of TriMas' Packaging segment increased 54 percent as compared to the same quarter in 2011, primarily driven by the Arminak acquisition. Specialty systems product sales also increased due to additional demand from North American dispensing customers. Full year 2012 net sales of the segment increased 48.5 percent primarily as a result of the said acquisition, as well as the acquisition of Innovative Molding in 2011. Operating profit of the segment for Q4 and the full year also increased, primarily due to higher sales levels. The company continues to develop specialty dispensing and closure applications for growing end markets, and expand into complementary products. Other business segments of TriMas include Energy, Aerospace and Defense, Engineered Components, Cequent Asia Pacific, and Cequent Americas. For 2013, the company projected a sales increase of six to eight percent, with diluted EPS of $2.15 to $2.25. The Full Research Report on TriMas Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b9a2_TRS]
Bemis Company, Inc. Research Report
Before its announcement of its Q4 and full year 2012 results in January, Bemis realigned its segment reporting into three reportable segments: US Packaging, Global Packaging, and Pressure Sensitive Materials. The expansion from two to three segments reflects the separation of the Flexible Packaging business segment in to the US Packaging and Global Packaging business segments. In 2012 the company delivered improved earnings and profit margins by reducing costs while increasing sales of higher margin products. Its World Class Operations Management also improved production efficiencies and expanded the company's capacity for value added products. Full year 2012's adjusted diluted EPS increased eight percent to $2.15, and cash provided by operations summed up to $421 million, reflecting continued emphasis on cost management. For this year, Bemis expects recent sales mix improvements to be sustainable. Bemis projected an adjusted diluted EPS for Q1 2013 range between 50 cents and 56 cents, and $2.30 to $2.45 for the full year. The Full Research Report on Bemis Company, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/876b_BMS]
Greif, Inc. Research Report
The global leader in industrial packaging products and services recently reported its Q1 2013 results, which ended January 31. Net sales increased two percent due to higher volumes of rigid industrial packaging and paper packaging products. Operating profit also increased 14 percent led by higher volumes, improved margins in the Paper Packaging segment, and lower restructuring and acquisition-related costs. Despite ongoing concerns regarding economic conditions in Western Europe, Greif strives to manage its cost structure consistent with demand, as well as leverage the company's global footprint to realize increased profitability. For the remainder of 2013, Greif expects an increase in volumes, reflecting modest global economic growth, and also relatively stable raw material costs and improved operating performance. The Full Research Report on Greif, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/710e_GEF]
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