SOURCE: StockCall


November 11, 2010 08:24 ET

Equity Research on MeadWestvaco Corporation and Packaging Corp. of America -- Increased Consumer Spending Helping Packaging Sector

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the packaging & containers industry and has completed analytical research on MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) and Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE: PKG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Packaging and Containers sector has had a strong Q3. Strong demand for corrugated products and healthy pricing levels are believed to be symptoms of a healthy sector gaining ground due to improvement in the broader economy. Business and consumer spending which had been down during the recession are beginning to show signs of a return back to their former levels. The sector has benefited from strong growth in the food processing industries in emerging markets like China and India. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the packaging & containers industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the packaging & containers industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on MeadWestvaco Corporation and Packaging Corp. of America; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

One area the Packaging and Containers sector should see strong growth in during the coming years is sustainable or "green" packaging. Demand for sustainable packaging has grown throughout the past few years despite the recession. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Many companies are beginning to use green packaging as a marketing tool to entice increasingly environmentally conscious consumers. Some believe that 37% of goods sold by big retailers will have sustainable packaging by 2015. The entire market could double in size by 2014.

On the financial readings for this quarter, packaging company MeadWestvaco Corporation posted earnings of $111 million sliding 9% as compared to results registered in the same quarter in 2009. Sales, on the other hand, were up by 3% to $1.56 billion boosted by the company's packaging resources and specialty chemicals segments. MeadWestvaco Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Conversely, Packaging Corp. of America posted its results in October with profits of $93.3 million and revenue of $642.8 million, both up as opposed to results delivered back in 2009. Packaging Corp. of America research report is available for free by signing up now at

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