5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Packaging Corp. of America

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, containerboard and corrugated products company Packaging Corp. of America (NYS: PKG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Packaging Corp. of America and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Packaging Corp. of Americafacts

Headquarters (founded)

Lake Forest, Ill. (1867)

Market Cap

$3.4 billion


Paper packaging

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.7 billion


CEO Mark Kowlzan (since 2010)
CFO Richard West (since 1999)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$515.1 million / $1.2 billion

Dividend Yield



International Paper

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 189 members who have rated Packaging Corp. of America believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star coryjobe, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

They continue to perform well in 2012. Performance was primarily driven by higher volumes for containerboard and corrugated products by increases in depreciation, transportation, and interest expense. Lower energy costs ought to be a key earnings driver for the remainder of 2012 and 2013. An above-average dividend yield also provides for a nice income. They also maintain a solid balance sheet.

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