NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation

(NYSE:

KS

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $20.50, above its previous 52-week high of $20.45 with 116,356 shares traded as of 11:54 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 247,400 shares over the past 30 days.

KapStone Paper And Packaging has a market cap of $832 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are up 28.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation engages in the production and sale of unbleached kraft, linerboard, saturating kraft, and unbleached folding carton boards primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 13.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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