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.

CLW was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 45.75 percent. The lowest price target 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. That number becomes -1.96 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.2 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.27 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

CLW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CLW is 1.78.

CLW has a 52-week high of 68.40 and a 52-week low of 43.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.3 percent, and 27.78 percent lower than its 52-week high. CLW has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.80594 billion. CLW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.