Analyst Ratings for Clearwater Paper Corp. (CLW)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Clearwater Paper Corp. (NYSE:CLW) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for CLW last month.

4 analysts declared CLW a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CLW. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 72, which equates to a potential upside of 45.75 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, which equates to a potential downside of 21.46 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.96 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.96 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.2 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.27 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CLW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CLW is 1.78.

CLW has traded between a high of 68.40 and a low of 43.60 over the past year. Currently the stock is 13.3 percent higher than its low, and 27.78 percent lower than its 52-week high. CLW has a price/earnings ratio of 21.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CLW value stock report compares CLW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CLW is $0.80594 billion. CLW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.