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What: Shares of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp.
So what: Sales increased 17% to $206.7 million, and net income jumped 137% to $15.1 million, or $0.32 per share, this quarter. That fell slightly short of the $207.9 million in sales and earnings per share of $0.35 that analysts had expected.
Now what: Shares have been trending lower all day after a spike this morning. But the earnings miss wasn't by a wide margin, and the company's growth, along with increased prices this quarter, should help future earnings. I think today's discount is a great buying opportunity, and the company's 11.6 estimated 2011 earnings multiple is very attractive given the company's growth.
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