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3 reasons to hold onto your Amcor Limited shares

Shares in global packaging group Amcor Limited (ASX: AMC) have performed strongly over the last month or so, having jumped from a low of $9.95 to as high as $10.61 last week. They have since retracted slightly to $10.36, giving you a fantastic opportunity to buy.

Here are three reasons Amcor should to be in your portfolio:

  1. Amcor is one of Australia’s largest and strongest companies with a market capitalisation of $12.6 billion. The stock is far less susceptible to volatility than smaller companies and would help form a solid foundation for your portfolio, it also offers a 3.8% dividend yield.
  2. Having demerged from its Australasian and Packing Distribution Group Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) last year, Amcor can increase its focus on operations in emerging economies that possess greater growth potential. It increased sales in China by 18% in the six months ending 31 December 2013.
  3. The Australian dollar is still well above its historical highs at around US93c. As the dollar drops, Amcor will continue to benefit.

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned.

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