What Are The Risk Factors For International Paper Company (IP)?

At the last check on Friday, International Paper Company’s (NYSE:IP) stock was up $0.72, moving up 1.51 percent to $48.30. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,765,424 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.13 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,820,781, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,976,372.


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Since last month, IP stock rose 2.02%. Shares of the company fell to $45.46 on 04/28/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $62.28 was reached on 04/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $40.45. Since the beginning of this year, IP’s stock price has risen by 1.28% or $1.05, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -22.45% since its 52-week high.

International Paper Company (IP) last reported insider trading activity 22 days ago on Apr 21. INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO /NEW/, the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 4,132,000 shares for $34.75 on Apr 21. It resulted in a $143,587,000 divestment by the insider. SIMS JOHN V sold 7,026 shares at an average price of $57.75 on Sep 14. The insider now owns 0 shares following the transaction. On Sep 14, Senior Vice President Ribieras JeanMichel sold 4,417 shares at $57.75 apiece. The transaction was valued at $255,082.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, International Paper Company (IP) has a P/E ratio of about 15.19. The stock’s beta is 0.90. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.88, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.01.

The latest dividend of $0.4625 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.4625. On Tuesday January 11 2022, a $0.5375 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, International Paper Company’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.62, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.64. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 28.40% percent. Based on annual data, IP earned $5.53 billion in gross profit and brought in $19.36 billion in revenue.

In International Paper Company’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $5.47 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected International Paper Company to report $0.51 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.76 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 49.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $633.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of International Paper Company were 16.27 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $6.04 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $370.63 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at International Paper Company’s (IP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 19.42%, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.87% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current International Paper Company price is down by -0.28% percent or -$0.13. At present, IP shares trade +1.25% above its 20-day simple moving average and +7.75% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +13.72% above its SMA50 and -17.26% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 60.55% and Stochastic coefficient D was 55.62%, while ATR was 1.28. Given the Stochastic reading of 68.62% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.41%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.08, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.24.

Analyst Ratings

International Paper Company downgraded its rating on International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) to a Neutral in a note to investors on January 28, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.International Paper Company (IP) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, IP is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate International Paper Company stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $53.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $41.00 – $60.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict International Paper Company (IP) will achieve an average price target of $52.00.

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