News articles about Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1925131528359 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) traded down $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting $48.45. The stock had a trading volume of 156,490 shares, compared to its average volume of 123,111. Clearwater Paper Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $42.20 and a fifty-two week high of $68.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $796.18, a P/E ratio of 22.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.

Clearwater Paper Corporation (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 Thomson Reuters’ 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $426.87 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.14 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Clearwater Paper Corporation will post 2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

CLW has been the topic of several research analyst reports. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Clearwater Paper Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Clearwater Paper Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on Clearwater Paper Corporation from $63.00 to $60.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Clearwater Paper Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.00.

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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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