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Berry Plastics: Likely Winner For 2015

Berry Plastics (NYSE:BERY) increased 19.5% since I wrote my original article on the company in November 2014. The company just reported a solid quarter for FQ1, reporting EPS of $0.27 which exceeded estimates by $0.01 or 3.8%. That was a 50% year-over-year earnings increase. Berry also increased revenue 7% year-over-year to $1.22 billion, but missed estimates by 0.8%. The revenue increase resulted mostly from the acquisition of the Healthcare Containers and Closure business, which was purchased from Rexam, plus a 4% gain in selling prices due to passing on higher costs. The company's improved operational productivity and cost savings led to a 6% increase in EBITDA to $10…