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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 18679.68. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, International Paper Company, IP performance year to date is 22.52%. Today International Paper Company, IP has gained 0.92%, with a current price of 45.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.20%. 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 -1.42%. The 52-week high is -2.99%, and the 52-week low is 43.43%. The average volume for International Paper Company, IP is 820988.

With a target price of 46.6, 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 19.52 and a forward P/E of 12.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.07. International Paper Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.85 and 4.41 respectively. For P/cash, International Paper Company has a value of 16.17, while it is 104.94 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.53, International Paper Company has a dividend yield of 3.90%. 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 6.36%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.86% 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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Peter Clarke

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