Media headlines about KapStone Paper and Packaging (NYSE:KS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KapStone Paper and Packaging earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.438761327972 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Stephens cut KapStone Paper and Packaging from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine upgraded KapStone Paper and Packaging from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. BMO Capital Markets cut KapStone Paper and Packaging from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KapStone Paper and Packaging from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded KapStone Paper and Packaging from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.71.

KapStone Paper and Packaging (NYSE:KS) opened at $34.92 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29. KapStone Paper and Packaging has a one year low of $19.59 and a one year high of $35.01. The company has a market capitalization of $3,385.94, a PE ratio of 14.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 3.04.

KapStone Paper and Packaging (NYSE:KS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.12. KapStone Paper and Packaging had a return on equity of 13.31% and a net margin of 7.34%. The business had revenue of $859.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $834.23 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.24 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that KapStone Paper and Packaging will post 1.87 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 28th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 27th. KapStone Paper and Packaging’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.26%.

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KapStone Paper and Packaging Company Profile

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is a producer of containerboard and the kraft paper in North America. The Company operates through two segments: Paper and Packaging, and Distribution. The Paper and Packaging segment manufactures and sells a range of containerboard, corrugated products and specialty paper for industrial and consumer markets.

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