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Is International Paper Company (IP) a Keeper?

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) went down by -1.31% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $56.57. The company’s stock price has collected -14.79% of loss in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 02/03/22 that WHO report points to tons of dangerous COVID-19 refuse — these waste-management stocks are poised to gain from it

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 9.05 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for IP is at 0.90.

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IP currently public float of 360.68M and currently shorts hold a 4.35% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of IP was 2.81M shares.

IP’s Market Performance

IP stocks went down by -14.79% for the week, with a monthly drop of -20.97% and a quarterly performance of -17.78%, while its annual performance rate touched -36.87%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.21% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.71% for International Paper Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -15.97% for IP stocks with a simple moving average of -24.85% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of IP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IP stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for IP by listing it as a “Underperform.” The predicted price for IP in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $31 based on the research report published on September 16th of the current year 2022.

Wells Fargo, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IP reach a price target of $47, previously predicting the price at $58. The rating they have provided for IP stocks is “Equal Weight” according to the report published on July 18th, 2022.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to IP, setting the target price at $46 in the report published on June 21st of the current year.

IP Trading at -19.22% 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 -40.23% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.71%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.21%, as shares sank -20.65% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -19.77% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IP fell by -14.79%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -28.14% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $39.80. In addition, International Paper Company saw -28.03% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IP starting from INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO /NEW/, who sale 4,614,358 shares at the price of $36.25 back on Sep 12. After this action, INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO /NEW/ now owns 0 shares of International Paper Company, valued at $167,270,478 using the latest closing price.

Goughnour Holly G., the Vice President & Controller of International Paper Company, sale 2,155 shares at $44.69 during a trade that took place back on Aug 16, which means that Goughnour Holly G. is holding 5,351 shares at $96,307 based on the most recent closing price.