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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CLW. The highest price target was 72, implying a possible profit 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.96 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.96 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CLW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CLW has a PEG ratio of 1.78.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CLW hit 68.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.3 percent, and 27.78 percent below the 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 market cap of CLW is $0.80594 billion. CLW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.