Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Clearwater Paper (CLW) Stock Price

News stories about Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 48.0214122564992 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) traded down $0.30 on Friday, hitting $37.55. The stock had a trading volume of 27,206 shares, compared to its average volume of 111,439. The firm has a market cap of $609.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. Clearwater Paper has a one year low of $33.80 and a one year high of $59.95.

Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.88 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $436.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $431.04 million. Clearwater Paper had a return on equity of 7.12% and a net margin of 5.63%. Clearwater Paper’s revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.82 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Clearwater Paper will post 3.2 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price objective on Clearwater Paper from $47.00 to $43.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Clearwater Paper from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.50.

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About Clearwater Paper

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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