Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report released on Thursday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. Sidoti set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th.

Shares of NYSE:SWM opened at $34.21 on Thursday. Schweitzer-Mauduit International has a 52 week low of $33.09 and a 52 week high of $48.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.04 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 2.98 and a quick ratio of 1.86.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE:SWM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.14. Schweitzer-Mauduit International had a net margin of 4.36% and a return on equity of 19.06%. The business had revenue of $270.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $265.35 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.88 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts expect that Schweitzer-Mauduit International will post 3.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of SWM. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International in the 2nd quarter worth $172,000. Amalgamated Bank purchased a new position in shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International during the 2nd quarter worth about $200,000. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC purchased a new position in shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International during the 2nd quarter worth about $209,000. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International by 33.5% during the 1st quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 6,058 shares of the company’s stock worth $237,000 after purchasing an additional 1,519 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new position in shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International during the 2nd quarter worth about $284,000. 88.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Company Profile

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Engineered Papers and Advanced Materials & Structures. The Engineered Papers segment produces and sells cigarette papers, reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers; and other non-tobacco paper products.

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