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.

Many analysts weighed in on 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 most pessimistic price target was 60, implying a possible loss of 21.46 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CLW has a PEG ratio of 1.78.

CLW has traded between a high of 68.40 and a low of 43.60 over the past year. Today's price is 13.3 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.80594 billion. CLW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.