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UPDATE: Bank of America Raises PT on Packaging Corporation Following Merger Agreement with Boise

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In a report published Tuesday, Bank of America analyst George L. Staphos reiterated a Buy rating on Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG), and raised the price target from $61.00 to $66.00.

In the report, Bank of America noted, “Packaging Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Boise Inc. (BZ; not covered) in which PKG will acquire BZ for $12.55/share in cash plus the assumption of $714mn in BZ debt as of June 30, 2013. Including all other long-term liabilities (about $380mn), this equates to about 8.0x EBITDA on a LTM basis, before synergies, below peer multiples.”

Packaging Corporation of America closed on Monday at $60.43.

Latest Ratings for PKG

Apr 2016Argus ResearchUpgradesHoldBuy
Apr 2016DundeeDowngradesBuyNeutral
Jan 2016Deutsche BankMaintainsBuy

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