Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Kapstone (KS) Share Price

Press coverage about Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kapstone earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.405570821548 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

KS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $35.00 in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, DA Davidson downgraded shares of Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.17.

Kapstone opened at $34.44 on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock has a market cap of $3.36 billion, a PE ratio of 26.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 3.02. Kapstone has a 52 week low of $19.95 and a 52 week high of $35.01. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.26.

Kapstone (NYSE:KS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 18th. The basic materials company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.07. Kapstone had a net margin of 8.07% and a return on equity of 15.10%. The company had revenue of $799.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $810.80 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.15 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Kapstone will post 2.04 EPS for the current year.

About Kapstone

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation produces and sells a range of containerboards, corrugated products, and specialty paper products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Paper and Packaging, and Distribution. The Paper and Packaging segment offers containerboards consisting of linerboard and corrugated medium to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products; and corrugated products.

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