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KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) is scheduled to release its Q1 earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. Persons that are interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 11th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $563.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $555.37 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 87.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. to post $2.34 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.61 EPS for the next fiscal year.

KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) opened at 25.45 on Wednesday. KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. has a 52 week low of $13.52 and a 52 week high of $32.82. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.67 and a 200-day moving average of $27.37. The company has a market cap of $2.436 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.24.

KS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Barclays initiated coverage on shares of KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. in a research note on Monday, March 31st. They set an “overweight” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.17.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) is an integrated manufacture and sale of unbleached kraft paper and corrugated products for industrial and consumer markets.

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