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Shares of Clearwater Paper Rank the Highest in Terms of P/E Ratio in the Paper Products Industry (CLW, NP, GLT, IP, SWM)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Paper Products industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Clearwater Paper ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 19.07. Following is Neenah Paper with a a P/E ratio of 16.60. Glatfelter ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 16.58.

International Paper follows with a a P/E ratio of 15.14, and Schweitzer-Mauduit International rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 11.64.

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Ticker(s): CLW NP GLT IP SWM