International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) went up by 1.99% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $47.64. The company’s stock price has collected 7.20% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 10/14/20 that International Paper Completes the Sale of Its Brazilian Corrugated Packaging Business
Is It Worth Investing in International Paper Company (NYSE :IP) Right Now?
International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 28.36 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for IP is at 1.15. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 14 who provided ratings for International Paper Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $41.58, which is -$5.78 below the current price. IP currently public float of 392.11M and currently shorts hold a 3.66% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of IP was 2.96M shares.
IP’s Market Performance
IP stocks went up by 7.20% for the week, with a monthly jump of 8.66% and a quarterly performance of 23.37%, while its annual performance rate touched 8.74%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.09% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.30% for International Paper Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.62% for IP stocks with a simple moving average of 23.05% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of IP
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IP stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for IP by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for IP in the upcoming period, according to BMO Capital Markets is $53 based on the research report published on October 12th of the current year 2020.
Wells Fargo, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IP reach a price target of $52, previously predicting the price at $38. The rating they have provided for IP stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on October 09th, 2020.
IP Trading at 16.73% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought IP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.39% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.30%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.09%, as shares surge +6.20% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +28.02% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, IP rose by +7.20%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.09% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $41.68. In addition, International Paper Company saw -1.09% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IP starting from Hamic William Thomas, who sale 4,000 shares at the price of $32.41 back on Mar 18. After this action, Hamic William Thomas now owns 14,841 shares of International Paper Company, valued at $129,626 using the latest closing price.
Young Ray G, the Director of International Paper Company, purchase 5,000 shares at $32.09 during a trade that took place back on Mar 11, which means that Young Ray G is holding 7,000 shares at $160,425 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for IP
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +11.07 for the present operating margin
- +26.16 for the gross margin
The net margin for International Paper Company stands at +5.47. The total capital return value is set at 12.33, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.00. Equity return is now at value 8.70, with 1.90 for asset returns.
Based on International Paper Company (IP), the company’s capital structure generated 187.00 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 65.16. Total debt to assets is 43.09, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 128.37. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 44.73.
Currently, EBITDA for the company is 710.00M with total debt to EBITDA at 3.70. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.44, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.45. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.90 and the total asset turnover is 0.67. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.77.