Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

May 16, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Sentiment for Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW)

Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW) institutional sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 63 hedge funds increased or opened new equity positions, while 49 sold and decreased their holdings in Clearwater Paper Corp. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 14.07 million shares, down from 14.13 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Clearwater Paper Corp in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 34 Increased: 48 New Position: 15.

Clearwater Paper Corporation produces and sells private label tissue and bleached paperboard products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $438.69 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Consumer Products, and Pulp and Paperboard. It has a 4.53 P/E ratio. The Consumer Products segment makes 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.

The stock increased 4.51% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $26.65. About 118,103 shares traded. Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) has declined 31.71% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.26% the S&P500.

Analysts await Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, down 48.15 % or $0.26 from last year’s $0.54 per share. CLW’s profit will be $4.61 million for 23.79 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by Clearwater Paper Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.68 % negative EPS growth.

Clearbridge Llc holds 0.36% of its portfolio in Clearwater Paper Corporation for 376,133 shares. Wedge Capital Management L L P Nc owns 382,851 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gsa Capital Partners Llp has 0.11% invested in the company for 40,453 shares. The Maryland-based Brown Advisory Inc has invested 0.07% in the stock. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda., a Brazil-based fund reported 8,509 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $202,266 activity.

Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Clearwater Paper’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Clearwater Paper, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. CLW was included in 4 notes of analysts from February 5, 2018. The stock of Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, February 5. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, April 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Thursday, May 3 by RBC Capital Markets.

More important recent Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Earnings Scheduled For April 19, 2018” on April 19, 2018, also 247Wallst.com published article titled: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Andeavor, Discovery, Estee Lauder, Esperion Therapeutics, Hologic, Nvidia …”, Livetradingnews.com published: “Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “UPDATE: RBC Upgrades Clearwater Paper (CLW) to Outperform Citing Better Tissue Fundamentals, Solid Paperboard …” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

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