North Star Investment Management Corp. cut its holdings in Orchids Paper Products (NYSEAMERICAN:TIS) by 45.0% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 51,885 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 42,455 shares during the quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp.’s holdings in Orchids Paper Products were worth $664,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Walthausen & Co. LLC lifted its stake in Orchids Paper Products by 34.9% in the third quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 420,390 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,919,000 after buying an additional 108,720 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Orchids Paper Products by 97.0% in the third quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 383,400 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,398,000 after buying an additional 188,784 shares during the period. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA lifted its stake in Orchids Paper Products by 46.2% in the second quarter. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA now owns 300,636 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $3,893,000 after buying an additional 95,026 shares during the period. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Orchids Paper Products by 6.6% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 221,885 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,870,000 after buying an additional 13,834 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in Orchids Paper Products by 62.2% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 174,601 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,261,000 after buying an additional 66,977 shares during the period.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Orchids Paper Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. ValuEngine upgraded Orchids Paper Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Orchids Paper Products from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th.

Shares of Orchids Paper Products (NYSEAMERICAN:TIS) opened at $14.43 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $150.49, a P/E ratio of 360.75 and a beta of 1.06. Orchids Paper Products has a 1-year low of $8.31 and a 1-year high of $30.38.

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About Orchids Paper Products

Orchids Paper Products Company is a supplier of consumer tissue products. The Company produces bulk tissue paper, known as parent rolls, and converts parent rolls into finished products, including paper towels, bathroom tissue and paper napkins. The Company offers customers a range of private label products across the value, premium and ultra-premium market segments.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Orchids Paper Products (NYSEAMERICAN:TIS)

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