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DS Smith – the future is (not) plastic

By Chris Bailey | Wednesday 6 March 2019


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


I loved up 'the leading provider of corrugated packaging' DS Smith (SMDS) here in early December, observing that it was "boxing up an interesting opportunity for investors looking out over the next year. I would buy anticipating the share having a '4' in front of it at some point in 2019 as a minimum". Today's update is notable for two reasons. The first is that trading is going well. The second is that it has de-risked the balance sheet following the sale of its Plastics division…

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