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Paper stocks

Ready to invest in the packaging and office supplies industry? Consider these 8 stocks.

The best paper stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy paper stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these paper stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like KMB or PKG.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the paper stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the packaging and office supplies industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into paper stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the packaging and office supplies industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Sweety, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Softex, Poise, and other brand names.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock opened the day at $135.54 after a previous close of $135.30. The latest price was $135.02 (25 minute delay). Kimberly-Clark Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD18.9 billion and employs 46,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $45,536,448,512
  • P/E ratio: 20.2385
  • PEG ratio: 5.9991

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2. Packaging Corporation of America (PKG)

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. The company operates through Packaging and Paper segments. The Packaging segment offers various containerboard and corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations; and honeycomb protective packaging products, as well as packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products.

Packaging Corporation of America stock opened the day at $135.21 after a previous close of $135.26. The latest price was $135.59 (25 minute delay). Packaging Corporation of America is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.8 billion and employs 15,200 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $12,493,624,320
  • P/E ratio: 25.7832
  • PEG ratio: 1.83

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3. Sonoco Products Company (SON)

Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Packaging, Display and Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, and Protective Solutions. The Consumer Packaging segment provides paper and thermoformed plastic round and shaped rigid containers and trays; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging products; brand artwork management; and metal and peelable membrane ends and closures.

Sonoco Products Company stock opened the day at $67.73 after a previous close of $66.99. The latest price was $67.30 (25 minute delay). Sonoco Products Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.3 billion and employs 20,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $6,285,356,544
  • P/E ratio: 31.8562
  • PEG ratio: 14.6327

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4. WestRock Company (WRK)

WestRock Company manufactures and sells paper and packaging solutions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Corrugated Packaging and Consumer Packaging segments. The Corrugated Packaging segment produces containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated packaging, and preprinted linerboards for sale to consumer and industrial products manufacturers, and corrugated box manufacturers.

WestRock Company stock opened the day at $52.81 after a previous close of $51.73. The latest price was $52.87 (25 minute delay). WestRock Company is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$17.5 billion.

  • Market capitalization: $12,762,923,008
  • PEG ratio: 2.0912

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5. International Paper Company (IP)

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company primarily in United States, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Pacific Rim, Asia, and rest of the Americas. It operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Global Cellulose Fibers, and Printing Papers. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft.

International Paper Company stock opened the day at $62.17 after a previous close of $61.33. The latest price was $62.24 (25 minute delay). International Paper Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20.6 billion and employs 48,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $22,666,018,816
  • P/E ratio: 23.5971
  • PEG ratio: 1.7676

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6. Domtar Corporation (UFS)

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Pulp and Paper, and Personal Care. The company provides business papers, including copy and electronic imaging papers used in inkjet and laser printers, photocopiers, and plain-paper fax machines, as well as computer papers, preprinted forms, and digital papers for office and home use.

Domtar Corporation stock opened the day at $54.89 after a previous close of $54.87. The latest price was $54.73 (25 minute delay). Domtar Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 billion and employs 6,600 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,775,639,296
  • PEG ratio: 5.86

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7. Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control approximately 11 million acres of timberlands in the U. S. and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada.

Weyerhaeuser Company stock opened the day at $34.25 after a previous close of $34.29. The latest price was $34.00 (25 minute delay). Weyerhaeuser Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.3 billion and employs 9,372 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $25,600,673,792
  • P/E ratio: 19.229
  • PEG ratio: 5.4049

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8. Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW)

Clearwater Paper Corporation produces and sells private label tissue and bleached paperboard products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Consumer Products, and Pulp and Paperboard. The Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells a line of at-home tissue products, including bath tissues, paper towels, facial tissues, and napkins; recycled fiber value grade products; and away-from-home products and parent rolls.

Clearwater Paper Corporation stock opened the day at $29.00 after a previous close of $28.60. The latest price was $29.73 (25 minute delay). Clearwater Paper Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion and employs 3,340 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $491,361,472
  • P/E ratio: 6.2807
  • PEG ratio: 4.05

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Compare trading platforms

Compare online trading platforms by fees, asset types and bonuses to find the best for your investment in paper stocks.
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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in paper stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — paper stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the packaging and office supplies industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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