Exploring the Basics of International Paper Stock

With gains of 7.4%, International Paper was one of the winners on Wall Street today. Its shares are now trading at $37.52 and have logged a -0.0% daily outperformance of the S&P 500. Don't join the feeding frenzy before checking some basic facts about this stock:

  • International Paper has moved -0.9% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 28.6%

  • IP has an average analyst rating of hold and is -1.84% away from its mean target price of $38.23 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $0.86

  • International Paper has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 43.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $2.8 and its forward P/E ratio is 13.4

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.55 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • International Paper is part of the Basic Materials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 16.53 and an average P/B of 2.07

  • The company has a free cash flow of $428.5 Million, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • International Paper Company produces and sells renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products in North America, Latin America, Europe, and North Africa. It operates through two segments, Industrial Packaging and Global Cellulose Fibers. The company offers linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft; and pulp for a range of applications, such as diapers, towel and tissue products, feminine care, incontinence, and other personal care products, as well as specialty pulps for use in textiles, construction materials, paints, coatings, and others. It sells its products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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