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What: Shares of Tupperware
So what: Tupperware hit the trifecta today by announcing better sales, earnings, and expectations than analysts had predicted. The highlight was adjusted earnings per share of $1.38, easily surpassing estimates of $1.28.
Now what: Emerging markets were definitely the bright spot, with sales rising 14% compared with a decline of 3% in established markets. The combination of a low valuation and a solid dividend make this a perfect stock for the value investor. I think Tupperware will move higher after these results, and it's headed for big things in 2011.
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