Zacks Rating on KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) : 9 analysts are covering KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) and their average rating on the stock is 2.33, which is read as a Buy. 4 equity analysts believe that the stock has a bright future and the price doesnt capture all of its upside, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) also receives 1 more Buy recommendations from analysts who believe that the stock will do well going forward. A Zacks Investment Research rank of 3, which recommends a Hold affirms that they expect a large upside in the stock from the current levels. However, 1 analysts consider that the stock has more downward risks ahead, hence, they suggest a Strong Sell on the stock. 1 more analyst has given the stock a Sell recommendation. A total of 2 brokerage firms believe that the stock is fairly valued, hence they advise a Hold on the stock.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) : The highest short term price target forecast on KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) is $24 and the lowest target price is $11. A total of 7 equity analysts are currently covering the company. The average price of all the analysts is $17.36 with a standard deviation of $4.19.


Shares of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation rose by 0.45% in the last five trading days and 7.69% for the last 4 weeks. KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is up 5.12% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -30.09%. KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $15.3, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $15.725 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $15.3 and closed the trading day at $15.55, in the green by 2.17%. The total traded volume for the day was 975,570. The stock had closed at $15.22 in the previous days trading.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is engaged in manufacture and sale of containerboard, corrugated products and specialty paper for industrial and consumer markets. Containerboard, consisting of linerboard and corrugated medium, is used to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products. The Company produces three general categories of kraft paper: Multiwall paper; Specialty products and Lightweight paper. Specialty products are also used to produce shingle wrap, end caps, roll wrap, pet food, cement and chemicals, grocery bags and dunnage bags. The Companys specialty paper products are manufactured for a variety of converters, including laminators, coaters, insulation manufacturers, agricultural product processors and food product packaging producers. As of December 31, 2014, the Company operated 21 corrugated products manufacturing plants. The Company also has multi-color printing capabilities to make graphics boxes and display.

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