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Issuer Ranking: U.S. And Canadian Forests Products Companies, Strongest To Weakest Sep 10

  • ID: 2025699
  • September 2010
  • Region: Canada, United States
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
  • Buckeye Technologies Inc.
  • Domtar Corp.
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
  • NewPage Corp.
  • Rayonier Inc.
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Credit quality in the U.S. and Canadian forest products sector is likely to remain at least stable over the next several quarters, in Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view. We believe there's potential for some positive momentum, as paper and paperboard markets improve and companies continue to trim their debt. We expect most of the forest products companies we rate to improve their operating performance over the next few quarters, reflecting an almost universal rise in paper and paperboard prices, a gradual strengthening in demand for most products, and the benefits of cost cutting and facility closures. As a result, we believe EBITDA and funds from operations (FFO) should be higher over the next year than they've been over the...

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- Georgia-Pacific LLC
- Rayonier Inc.
- International Paper Co.
- Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
- Packaging Corp. of America
- Potlatch Corp.
- Weyerhaeuser Co.
- Temple-Inland Inc.
- Norbord Inc.
- Glatfelter (P.H.) Co.
- Buckeye Technologies Inc.
- West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
- Rock-Tenn Co.
- Tembec Inc.
- Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
- Cascades Inc.
- Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
- Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc.
- Catalyst Paper Corp.
- Appvion Inc.
- MeadWestvaco Corp.
- Graphic Packaging International Inc.
- RLC Industries Co.
- Cellu Tissue Holdings Inc.
- Boise Cascade Company
- Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
- Neenah Paper Inc.
- Mercer International Inc.
- White Birch Paper Co.
- NewPage Corp.
- Packaging Dynamics Corp.
- Verso Paper Holdings LLC
- Domtar Corp.
- U.S. Corrugated Inc.
- Boise Paper Holdings LLC
- Clearwater Paper Corp.

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