Why ACCO Brands Popped


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What: Shares of office products supplier ACCO Brands (NYS: ACCO) rallied as much as 26% following a news release from the company regarding the early extinguishment of debt.

So what: It's been a doubly exciting day for Acco shareholders as the company completed its merger with MeadWestvaco's (NYS: MWV) office supply division, and the company announced the early redemption of $246.3 million in debt that was due in 2015.

Now what: The early retirement of debt is always a great sign, but I'd prefer to let this newly combined company get a few quarters under its belt before I make a determination of whether it's portfolio-worthy. This looks like a perfect reason to use My Watchlist to track ACCO Brands over the next couple of quarters.

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