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Is International Paper Company(NYSE: IP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970. International Paper Company is in the Packaging & Containers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for International Paper Company, is 2874.85, and so far today it has a volume of 916310. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 24.39%.

To help you determine whether International Paper Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.51 and forward P/E is 12.54. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Paper Company has a value for PEG of 3.86. P/S ratio is 0.87 and the P/B ratio is 4.72. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.99 and 27.13 respectively.

At the current price International Paper Company is trading at, 45.27 (-1.18% today), International Paper Company has a dividend yield of 3.84%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 91.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.87, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.58% after growing 68.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -82.10%, and -6.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 410.46, and the number of shares float is 409.11. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 86.20%. The float short is 2.78%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.96. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.50%, and also a return on investment of 11.50%.

The ability for International Paper Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 2.19 and total debt/equity is 2.35. In terms of margins, International Paper Company has a gross margin of 28.60%, with its operating margin at 7.50%, and International Paper Company has a profit margin of 3.60%.

The 52 week high is -2.86%, with 42.59% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.50% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.08%.

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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