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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: International Paper Company, IP

International Paper Company, IP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Packaging & Containers in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, International Paper Company, IPĀ  has a market cap of 17681.94. Since its IPO date on the 01/02/1970, International Paper Company, IP performance year to date is 15.97%. Today International Paper Company, IP has gained -2.58%, with a current price of 41.61.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 72.70%. Return of assets are at 3.10%, with return on investment at 11.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, International Paper Company, IP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.08. While Total debt/equity is 2.21. With a profit margin of 4.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 30.60%, and operating margin of 8.70%. International Paper Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year International Paper Company, IP has seen a EPS growth of 68.90%. A performance for the year of -7.09%. The 52-week high is -12.28%, and the 52-week low is 31.06%. The average volume for International Paper Company, IP is 826889.

With a target price of 46.27, can International Paper Company, IP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of International Paper Company, IP. International Paper Company has a P/E of 18.48 and a forward P/E of 11.67. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.54. International Paper Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.81 and 4.17 respectively. For P/cash, International Paper Company has a value of 15.31, while it is 99.34 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 41.61, International Paper Company has a dividend yield of 4.12%. We see a return on equity of 22.10%.

Looking more long-term International Paper Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.26%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.78% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 68.90% for this year and for the last five years a 7.00% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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