What Do You Need to Know About International Paper Company (IP) Before Investing?

Large-cap Basic Materials company International Paper Company has moved 0.1% so far today on a volume of 2,212,656, compared to its average of 3,455,082. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.0%.

International Paper Company trades 8.56% away from its average analyst target price of $33.75 per share. The 8 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $26.0 to $42.0, and on average have given International Paper Company a rating of hold.

Anyone interested in buying IP should be aware of the facts below:

  • International Paper Company's current price is -13.2% below its Graham number of $42.21, which implies the stock has a margin of safety

  • International Paper Company has moved -9.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 10.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 4.53, International Paper Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.1 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • IP has a forward P/E ratio of 17.0 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $2.15 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.87 — a number near or below 1 signifying that International Paper Company is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.51 compared to its sector average of 2.08

  • International Paper Company produces renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products in North America, Latin America, Europe, and North Africa.

  • Based in Memphis, the company has 39,000 full time employees and a market cap of $12.72 Billion. International Paper Company currently returns an annual dividend yield of 5.1%.

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