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Is International Paper Company (IP) a Keeper?

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International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) went up by 1.08% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $53.39. The company’s stock price has collected -2.56% of loss in the last five trading sessions. reported 8 hours ago that International Paper Co. stock rises Tuesday, still underperforms market

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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 40.17 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for IP is at 1.08. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 16 who provided ratings for International Paper Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $53.15, which is $2.82 above the current price. IP currently public float of 392.17M and currently shorts hold a 1.81% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of IP was 2.78M shares.

IP’s Market Performance

IP stocks went down by -2.56% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.23% and a quarterly performance of 15.04%, while its annual performance rate touched 22.01%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.31% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.10% for International Paper Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.24% for IP stocks with a simple moving average of 22.82% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of IP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IP stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for IP by listing it as a “Sell.” The predicted price for IP in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $40 based on the research report published on January 13th of the current year 2021.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IP reach a price target of $60. The rating they have provided for IP stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on January 05th, 2021.

IP Trading at 0.50% 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 -5.73% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.10%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.31%, as shares surge +3.79% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.55% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IP fell by -2.56%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +58.02% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $51.05. In addition, International Paper Company saw 1.23% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IP starting from Amick W. Michael Jr., who sale 4,000 shares at the price of $48.85 back on Dec 15. After this action, Amick W. Michael Jr. now owns 23,194 shares of International Paper Company, valued at $195,400 using the latest closing price.

SIMS JOHN V, the Senior Vice President of International Paper Company, sale 8,627 shares at $49.49 during a trade that took place back on Dec 09, which means that SIMS JOHN V is holding 14,108 shares at $426,925 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 6.90, with 1.50 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.

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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.

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