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A Look Inside the Year Ahead - Research Report on Sonoco, Zagg, TriMas, Bemis, and Greif



A Look Inside the Year Ahead - Research Report on Sonoco, Zagg, TriMas, Bemis,
                                  and Greif

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 6, 2013

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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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