News stories about Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearwater Paper earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1597401122105 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Shares of Clearwater Paper stock traded up $1.07 on Tuesday, reaching $39.57. 28,399 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 110,377. Clearwater Paper has a 1-year low of $33.80 and a 1-year high of $57.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market cap of $620.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 0.97.

Clearwater Paper (NYSE:CLW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88 by ($0.01). Clearwater Paper had a return on equity of 7.12% and a net margin of 5.63%. The firm had revenue of $436.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $431.04 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.82 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Clearwater Paper will post 2.93 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have commented on CLW shares. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price objective on shares of Clearwater Paper from $47.00 to $43.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Clearwater Paper from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Clearwater Paper from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Clearwater Paper has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.50.

In other news, VP Michael S. Gadd sold 5,368 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.68, for a total transaction of $202,266.24. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,712 shares in the company, valued at $441,308.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.72% of the company’s stock.

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Clearwater Paper Company Profile

Clearwater Paper Corporation produces and sells produces and sells private label tissue and bleached paperboard products in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Consumer Products, and Pulp and Paperboard. The Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells a line of at-home tissue products, including bathroom tissues, paper towels, facial tissues, and napkins; recycled fiber value grade products; and away-from-home products, such as conventional one- and two-ply bath tissues, two-ply paper towels, hard wound towels, and dispenser napkins.

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