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Will DS Smith PLC be affected by swings in online shopping?

Cardboard box makers never used to excite investors so much until they realized they were benefiting from the boom in internet retailing, which took off even more. high during the pandemic, as well as the trend towards sustainability in packaging, from plastic to paper. .

On Tuesday we will hear from DS Smith PLC (LSE: SMDS), which in the spring reported that sales volumes continued to grow and that increases in packaging prices were outweighing continued cost inflation.

Its shares, however, are down 28% since the start of the year.

“Recent figures show the pandemic-induced online shopping boom is slowing, so we wonder if this has been felt in DS Smith’s results,” analysts Hargreaves Lansdown said.

Tuesday, June 21:

Interims: Safestore Holdings (LSE:SAFE) PLC

Finals: DS Smith PLC, James Cropper plc (AIM:CRPR), Record PLC (LSE:REC), Telecom Plus PLC (LSE:TEP), Trifast (LSE:TRI) PLC

AGM: 1Spatial (AIM:SPA) PLC, Altus Strategies PLC (AIM:ALS, TSX-V:ALTS, OTCQX:ALTUF), Coca-Cola HBC AG, ContourGlobal PLC (LSE:GLO), Cora Gold Limited, FireAngel Safety Technology Group PLC, HSS Hire Group PLC (AIM:HSS), North Atlantic Smaller Cos Investment Trust PLC, Novacyt PLC, Pendragon PLC, RTW Venture Fund Ltd (LSE:RTWG), HC Slingsby PLC, Strip Tinning Holdings PLC (AIM:STG), The Mission Group automaton, the Velocys automaton (AIM:VLS)

Economic announcements: Existing Home Sales (US)