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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 01/02/1970. International Paper Company is in the Packaging & Containers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for International Paper Company, is 2974.57, and so far today it has a volume of 1988600. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1970 is 16.84%.

To help you determine whether International Paper Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.62 and forward P/E is 11.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Paper Company has a value for PEG of 2.56. P/S ratio is 0.81 and the P/B ratio is 4.21. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.42 and 100.08 respectively.

At the current price International Paper Company is trading at, 43.03 (0.65% today), International Paper Company has a dividend yield of 4.09%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 72.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.31, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.79% after growing 68.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.80%, and -7.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 414, and the number of shares float is 409.1. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 86.10%. The float short is 2.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.85. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.10%, 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 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 2.08 and total debt/equity is 2.21. In terms of margins, International Paper Company has a gross margin of 30.60%, with its operating margin at 8.70%, and International Paper Company has a profit margin of 4.40%.

The 52 week high is -9.29%, with 35.54% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.51% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.81%.

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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