Stronger Volumes, Emerging Markets, and Business Expansions Foster Earnings Growth - Research Report on International Paper, Tupperware, Ball, Crown, and Graphic Packaging PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting International Paper Company (NYSE: IP), Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP), Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), and Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. International Paper Company Research Report On July 25, 2013, International Paper Company (International Paper) reported its financial results for Q2 2013. Net sales increased 3.6% YoY to $7.3 billion. Net earnings attributable to International Paper were $259 million or $0.57 per diluted share in Q2 2013, compared to $134 million or $0.31 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Commenting on the results, John Faraci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper, said, "International Paper delivered strong results this quarter. We expanded margins and benefited from seasonally stronger volumes and solid operating performance despite higher planned maintenance outage costs." He added, "As we move into the second half of the year, the company is well positioned to significantly improve earnings and free cash flow for the balance of 2013." The Full Research Report on International Paper Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-26/IP] Tupperware Brands Corporation Research Report On July 24, 2013, Tupperware Brands Corporation (Tupperware) reported its financial results for Q2 2013. Net sales increased 7.7% YoY to $688.4 million. Net income was $76.3 million or $1.43 per diluted share in Q2 2013, compared to net income of $12.7 million or $0.22 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Commenting on the results, Rick Goings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware, said, "Our second quarter results reinforce the importance of operating Tupperware Brands as a truly global business with a strong footprint across both established and emerging market economies. This provides us with a well-balanced source of earnings, reducing our reliance on any one market, while allowing us the opportunity to successfully cross pollinate ideas, products and practices around the world as we grow. But once more, the emerging markets have been the key driver of sales and profitability this quarter with particularly strong growth across both South America and Asia."The Full Research Report on Tupperware Brands Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-26/TUP] Ball Corporation Research Report On July 25, 2013, Ball Corporation (Ball) reported its financial results for Q2 2013. Net sales declined 4.1% YoY to $2.2 billion. Net earnings attributable to the Company were $95.1 million or $0.63 per diluted share (including after tax charges of $32.6 million or $0.22 per diluted share for business consolidation costs, debt refinancing costs, and other activities), compared to net earnings attributable to Ball of $139.5 million or $0.88 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Commenting on the news, John A. Hayes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Despite continued weakness in some of our end markets, our second quarter results were largely in line with expectations and we expect improved results as we move into the second half." He added, "Although market conditions were very challenging in the first half of 2013, we still expect full-year comparable diluted earnings per share to exceed full-year 2012 results." The Full Research Report on Ball Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-26/BLL] Crown Holdings, Inc. Research Report On July 17, 2013, Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) reported its financial results for Q2 2013. Net sales increased 23.6% YoY to $2.2 billion. According to Crown, growth in the Company's net sales was primarily due to global beverage and food can unit sales, offset by pass-through of lower raw material costs. Net income attributable to Crown was $133 million or $0.93 per diluted share in Q2 2013, compared to $134 million or $0.89 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Commenting on the quarterly results, John W. Conway, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crown, said, "We continue to benefit from our beverage can capacity expansions targeted at the most promising growth markets. During the second quarter we began commercial production at new beverage can plants in Danang, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand and last week began production at our new plant in Sihanoukville, Cambodia." The Full Research Report on Crown Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-26/CCK] Graphic Packaging Holding Company Research Report On July 25, 2013, Graphic Packaging Holding Company (Graphic Packaging) reported its financial results for Q2 2013. Net sales increased 2.5% YoY to $1.1 million. According to the Company, the increase in net sales was primarily driven by favorable volume/mix, partially offset by $ lower pricing and unfavorable exchange rates. The Company also stated that the favorable volume/mix was primarily driven by Q4 2012 acquisitions of Contego Packaging Holdings Limited and A&R Carton Holding B.V. Net income attributable to Graphic Packaging was $21.2 million or $0.06 per diluted share compared to net income attributable to the Company of $42.4 million or $0.11 per diluted share in Q2 2012. The Full Research Report on Graphic Packaging Holding Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-07-26/GPK] EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by a CFA. However, we are only human and are prone to making mistakes. 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