Eagle & Beagle
This week's eagle is flush with its 7 percent gain last week.
Orchids Paper Products Co. produces tissue paper, napkins and paper towels for the private-label brands sold by several well-known discount store companies. The stock ticker, TIS, reflects the firm's interest in all things paper.
And the paper business, at least in Pryor, is good. The company on Wednesday reported that profits grew 41 percent in the third quarter over the year-ago period. In the first nine months of 2012, profits more than doubled when compared to the same period last year.
The company also earned a spot on Forbes' latest listing of “Top 100 Small Companies in America,” one of just two state companies to do so.
All in all, a ripping good week for our local paper producer.
We bid farewell to this week's beagle, which is leaving with its tail between its legs.
Shares of Oklahoma City-based Graymark Healthcare Inc. fell 21 percent last week.