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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, IP  has a market cap of 19150.85. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, International Paper Company, IP performance year to date is 25.39%. Today International Paper Company, IP has gained -0.30%, with a current price of 46.04.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.90%. 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 7.50%. 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 1.34%. The 52-week high is -1.21%, and the 52-week low is 45.02%. The average volume for International Paper Company, IP is 602808.

With a target price of 47.44, 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 24.71 and a forward P/E of 12.56. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.65. International Paper Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.89 and 4.76 respectively. For P/cash, International Paper Company has a value of 15.27, while it is 27.63 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 46.04, International Paper Company has a dividend yield of 3.81%. 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 5.31%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.27% 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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