March 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Equity Research on MeadWestvaco Corporation and Owens-Illinois Inc. - Packaging and Containers Industry Faces Rising Oil and Freight Costs

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The packaging and container industry is performing steadily at the moment but concerns over the effects of rising oil and freight costs remain. Restructuring and expansion efforts may be able to negate some of the losses caused by these aforementioned rising costs. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning MeadWestvaco Corporation and Owens-Illinois Inc. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

Many companies within the industry are looking to refocus their efforts on markets and divisions where growth is most likely. This kind of effort is reflected by MeadWestvaco Corporation's sale of its envelope division earlier this year. It has also seen in Owens-Illinois Inc.'s acquisition of 3 plants in China during the 4th fiscal quarter of 2010. The long-term results of these moves remain to be seen. MeadWestvaco Corporation and Owens-Illinois Inc. reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

Overall, the packaging and container industry has been strong to start the year but rising oil and freight costs may dent the bottom lines of several companies within the industry. If restructuring and expansion efforts are successful, companies may be able to offset losses from rising oil and freight costs.

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