The Thing About International Paper Company (IP) Growth

PLATH THOMAS J., Senior Vice President, subtracted 1,000 shares of International Paper Company (IP) from its portfolio at the rate of $45.17 per share valuing $45,166 on May 17. The insider left behind 30,671 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of International Paper Company (IP) was $42.55. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $43.03, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $43.52. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $42.12 and a 2nd Support Level at $41.70. International Paper Company (IP) stock has lost -$1.56, or -3.54%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$1.41, or -3.21%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$4.51, or -9.58%. This year-to-date, International Paper Company (IP) shares have gained $2.19, or 5.43%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For International Paper Company (IP) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 397,334 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $16,906,562K. International Paper Company (IP) generates $23,306 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,012 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -19.52%, a 3-Year Total Return of -6.42%, and a 5-year Total Return of -14.39%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 54.40%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.500 per share on 05/24/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 4.63%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 2.00.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, International Paper Company (IP) reported earnings of $1.11 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.91 per share, representing a 0.2 difference and 22.42% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.65 represented a 0.06 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.59 per share, which was a 3.73% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.04 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.08 and the low estimate was $0.98. In the year-ago quarter, International Paper Company (IP) generated per-share earnings of $1.19. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -12.61% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 6 purchases (34,411 shares in total) and 5 sale (22,600 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 18 insider buys amounting to 632,250 shares and 22 insider sales amounting to 330,580 shares. In the past full year, 20 insider purchases were made (involving 639,552 shares) and 32 insider sell-offs equivalent to 397,255 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, International Paper Company (IP) has a Current Ratio of 1.49, a Quick Ratio of 1.01 and a Cash Ratio of 0.13. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 144.72, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 59.14, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 31.73. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 136.04 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 55.59.