Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) Share Price

News articles about Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.586419239692 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $45.10. The company had a trading volume of 49,978 shares, compared to its average volume of 115,791. Clearwater Paper Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $42.20 and a fifty-two week high of $68.40. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. The firm has a market cap of $741.97, a PE ratio of 20.83, a PEG ratio of 3.96 and a beta of 1.02.

Clearwater Paper Corporation (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 the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.18. Clearwater Paper Corporation had a return on equity of 7.38% and a net margin of 1.50%. The business had revenue of $426.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $426.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Clearwater Paper Corporation will post 2.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on CLW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Clearwater Paper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada cut their price objective on Clearwater Paper Corporation from $63.00 to $60.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $60.00.

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About Clearwater Paper Corporation

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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