UPDATE 1-Sealed Air’s first-quarter profit rises

* Q1 earnings 35c/share

* Sees FY 2010 EPS $1.48 to $1.68

* Q1 sales $1.06 billion

NEW YORK, April 28 (BestGrowthStock) – Bubble Wrap packaging maker
Sealed Air Corp (SEE.N: ) said on Wednesday that first-quarter
profit rose on a 7-percent increase in sales and increased
volumes for new products.

Net income was $61.2 million, or 35 cents per share, up
from $58.1 million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier, the
Elmwood Park, New Jersey-based company said.

Excluding one-time items, the company posted earnings of 36
cents per share. Sales rose 7 percent to $1.06 billion.

Analysts on average had expected earnings of 35 cents per
share and sales of $1.069 billion, according to Thomson Reuters
I/B/E/S.

Sealed Air said it is maintaining its estimate for
full-year 2010 earnings per share in the range of $1.48 to
$1.68, or $1.50 to $1.70 excluding a charge. Analysts currently
expect $1.60 per share for the year.

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(Reporting by Steve James, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

UPDATE 1-Sealed Air’s first-quarter profit (Read more your timing to make a profit.) rises