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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 19363.41. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, International Paper Company, IP performance year to date is 29.08%. Today International Paper Company, IP has gained -1.49%, with a current price of 47.09.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 91.90%. Return of assets are at 2.50%, 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 2.19. While Total debt/equity is 2.35. With a profit margin of 3.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.60%, and operating margin of 7.70%. International Paper Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year International Paper Company, IP has seen a EPS growth of 68.90%. A performance for the year of 23.71%. The 52-week high is -5.63%, and the 52-week low is 49.73%. The average volume for International Paper Company, IP is 2619200.

With a target price of 51.25, 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 25.2 and a forward P/E of 12.21. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.13. International Paper Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.9 and 4.81 respectively. For P/cash, International Paper Company has a value of 15.44, while it is 27.94 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.09, International Paper Company has a dividend yield of 3.74%. We see a return on equity of 18.70%.

Looking more long-term International Paper Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.52% 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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