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Daily High to Daily Low: Is It Safe to Buy International Paper Company (IP)?

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) went down by -0.76% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $50.23. The company’s stock price has collected -2.61% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 11/22/22 that Russian Pulp Business Still Delivering for International Paper

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 6.95 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for IP is at 1.00. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 15 who provided ratings for International Paper Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 4 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $34.32, which is -$4.48 below the current price. IP currently public float of 354.42M and currently shorts hold a 2.89% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of IP was 3.21M shares.

IP’s Market Performance

IP stocks went down by -2.61% for the week, with a monthly jump of 2.86% and a quarterly performance of 9.21%, while its annual performance rate touched -25.71%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.43% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.23% for International Paper Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.76% for IP stocks with a simple moving average of -9.33% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of IP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IP stocks, with Deutsche Bank repeating the rating for IP by listing it as a “Sell.” The predicted price for IP in the upcoming period, according to Deutsche Bank is $29 based on the research report published on October 18th of the previous year 2022.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IP reach a price target of $31, previously predicting the price at $40. The rating they have provided for IP stocks is “Underperform” according to the report published on September 16th, 2022.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to IP, setting the target price at $47 in the report published on July 18th of the previous year.

IP Trading at 1.72% 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 -27.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.23%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.43%, as shares surge +4.90% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.79% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IP fell by -2.61%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -20.89% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $36.08. In addition, International Paper Company saw 5.78% 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 PLATH THOMAS J., who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $36.00 back on Nov 30. After this action, PLATH THOMAS J. now owns 49,953 shares of International Paper Company, valued at $72,000 using the latest closing price.

Nicholls Timothy S, the Senior Vice President of International Paper Company, sale 7,500 shares at $33.66 during a trade that took place back on Oct 31, which means that Nicholls Timothy S is holding 101,897 shares at $252,473 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for IP

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +7.64 for the present operating margin
  • +22.97 for the gross margin

The net margin for International Paper Company stands at +5.79.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.71.

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