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PKG

Packaging Corp.

$80.61

-0.84 (-1.03%)

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Packaging Corp. to acquire Columbus Container

Packaging Corporation of America announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Columbus Container, an independent corrugated products producer, in a cash-free, debt-free transaction for a cash purchase price of $100M. Under the terms of the agreement, PCA will acquire a full-line corrugated products facility located in Columbus, Indiana, five warehousing facilities and other related operations located in Indiana and Illinois. The transaction is structured as a purchase of assets resulting in a full step-up of the assets to fair market value. Closing is subject to certain customary conditions and regulatory approval and is expected in Q4. The company expects to finance the transaction with available cash on hand.

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PKG Packaging Corp.
$80.61

-0.84 (-1.03%)

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GSCO
09/22/16
INITIATION
Target $77
GSCO
Sell
Packaging Corp. initiated with a Sell at Goldman
Goldman analyst Brian Maguire initiated Packaging Corp. with a Sell and a $77 price target. The analyst expects the US containerboard oversupply situation to get worse in 2017 and for industry competition to intensify, which will negatively impact Packaging Corp. given its large exposure.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: Packaging Corp. (PKG) initiated with a Sell at Goldman. 2. Netlist (NLST) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley. 3. Weyerhaeuser (WY) initiated with a Conviction Buy at Goldman. 4. bluebird bio (BLUE) reinstated with a Buy at Roth Capital. 5. Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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09/23/16
UPGRADE
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Packaging Corp. upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Debbie Jones upgraded Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) to Buy citing an "improved earnings trajectory" following the TimBar acquisition. The analyst raised her price target for the shares to $90 from $77. Jones this morning also upgraded KapStone (KS) to Buy. She raised her estimates across the Paper & Packaging space to reflect the likelihood of success for the October containerboard price hike initiative. Jones also raised her price target for Buy-rated WestRock to $53 from $50 and Hold-rating International Paper (IP) to $50 from $42.
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