Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) Stock Price

Media headlines about Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.3038979629897 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Clearwater Paper (CLW) opened at $49.20 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $808.52, a P/E ratio of 31.95, a P/E/G ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. Clearwater Paper has a 12-month low of $42.20 and a 12-month high of $66.68.

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

Several research firms have commented on CLW. Zacks Investment Research raised Clearwater Paper from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One 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 presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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