Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) traded up 0.55% on Friday, reaching $45.50. 70,142 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $50.72 and a 200-day moving average of $57.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $747.61 million, a PE ratio of 19.88 and a beta of 1.06. Clearwater Paper Corp has a one year low of $44.00 and a one year high of $69.75.

Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 20th. The basic materials company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $437.53 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $433.26 million. Clearwater Paper Corp had a return on equity of 11.85% and a net margin of 2.86%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.09 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Clearwater Paper Corp will post $2.89 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of Clearwater Paper Corp from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 8th. Vertical Research raised shares of Clearwater Paper Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. Vetr raised shares of Clearwater Paper Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. DA Davidson raised shares of Clearwater Paper Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper Corp in a report on Friday, February 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Clearwater Paper Corp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.33.

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About Clearwater Paper Corp

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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