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Latest Change: Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW)


Clearwater Paper Corporation is part of the forest products industry and basic materials sector. The company CEO is Linda K. Massman. Clearwater Paper Corp is a producer of tissue and paperboard products. The company manufactures consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CLW stock showed a previous change of -15.63% with an open at 25.50 and a close of 22.46. It reached an intraday high of 25.73 and a low of 22.13.

SeekingAlpha:  Midday Gainers / Losers


The stock has a market cap of $369.7m with 16.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 15.5m shares. Trading volume reached 1,032,065 shares compared to its average volume of 165,962 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Clearwater Paper Corporation shares returned -17.15% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -33.35%. Over three months, it changed -17.82%. In one year it has changed -41.43% and within that year its 52-week high was 40.85 and its 52-week low was 21.55. CLW stock is 4.22% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 27.49 and a 50 day moving average of 30.60. Currently CLW stock is trading -18.29% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Clearwater Paper declines ~15% despite earnings beat


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.87 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 3.83. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.45. The TTM EPS is 2.54, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.84.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.45
09-30-2018:  1.35
06-30-2018:  0.43
03-31-2018:  0.31

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.42, which means it may be overvalued by -67.31%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.80% of insider ownership and 127.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 451,678, which is 2.74% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.43. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.79

SeekingAlpha:  Clearwater Paper Corporation (CLW) CEO Linda Massman on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 22.42%, return on assets is 6.74%, profit margin is 3.40%, price-to-sales is 0.34 and price-to-book is 0.70.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.