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

Media coverage about Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0105342494257 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Clearwater Paper (CLW) opened at $45.90 on Friday. Clearwater Paper has a 12-month low of $42.20 and a 12-month high of $68.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 1.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $756.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.81, a PEG ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 1.02.

Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping 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 business had revenue of $426.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $426.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.14 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Clearwater Paper will post 2.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Clearwater Paper from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Clearwater Paper has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.00.

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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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