Clearwater Paper (CLW) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.231757043426 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

CLW has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Clearwater Paper from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Clearwater Paper presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.00.

Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) opened at $46.55 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.43. Clearwater Paper has a 52 week low of $42.20 and a 52 week high of $68.40. The company has a market capitalization of $764.96, a PE ratio of 22.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 1.02.

Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.18. Clearwater Paper had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 1.50%. The firm had revenue of $426.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $426.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Clearwater Paper will post 2.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Clearwater Paper Company Profile

Clearwater Paper Corporation manufactures consumer tissue, away-from-home (AFH) tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Products segment, and Pulp and Paperboard segment. The Company’s Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells a line of at-home tissue products, as well as AFH products.

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