Why International Paper Company [IP] Stock Will Fly to $60.00 Over the Next 12 Months

International Paper Company [IP] has traded in a range of $26.38 to $51.99 in the last 1 year. As of this writing, the stock is at $48.24, down -3.25%. To check whether the stock’s short-term amount has a thrust, its good to check stock’s recent movement. Over the last week, IP shares are -5.54% down with the monthly amount drift of 3.70% and seems well in a long time frame.

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On 3, December 2020, International Paper to Sharpen Focus on Industrial Packaging, Announces Spin-off of Printing Papers. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, IP to accelerate profitability in corrugated packaging and absorbent cellulose fibers, Expects $350-$400 million in annual incremental earnings by the end of 2023.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for International Paper Company [NYSE:IP] stock was on October 12, 2020, when it was Upgrade with an Outperform rating from BMO Capital Markets, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock from $40 to $53. On October 09, 2020, Wells Fargo Upgrade an Overweight rating and boosted its price target on this stock from $38 to $52. On August 21, 2020, Argus Downgrade a Hold rating. On July 16, 2020, BofA Securities Upgrade a Buy rating. On June 15, 2020, Morgan Stanley Initiated an Underweight rating and boosted its amount on this stock to $29. On February 14, 2020, Credit Suisse Resumed a Neutral rating and boosted its target amount on this stock to $48. Goldman elevated its amount target by recapitulating a higher weight for this stock.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $26.38 and a peak of $51.99. Right now, the middling Wall Street analyst 12-month amount mark is $53.00. At the most recent market close, shares of International Paper Company [NYSE:IP] were valued at $48.24. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of 10.85%.


International Paper Company [NYSE:IP] most recently reported quarterly sales of 5.12 billion, which represented growth of -8.00%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $438,745 per employee, while its income is $24,020 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 31.00%, its Operating Margin is 6.40%, its Pretax Margin is +7.17, and its Net Margin is +5.47. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 3.65, 16.25, 12.33 and 7.00 respectively.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 65.16 and the whole liability to whole assets at 43.09. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 44.73 and enduring liability to assets at 0.30 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 47.44 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 46.63. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 49.50 and at 50.75 for 2nd resistance point.

International Paper Company [IP] reported its earnings at $0.71 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $0.48/share signifying the difference of 0.23 and 47.90% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $0.77 calling estimates for $0.39/share with the difference of 0.38 depicting the surprise of 97.40%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for International Paper Company [NYSE:IP] is 1.30. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.06. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 0.82, it’s amount to book ratio is 2.34 and showing 38.50 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by WANTA GREGORY T, Senior Vice President, and it was the sale of 7500.0 shares on Nov 09. Hamic William Thomas, the Senior Vice President, completed a sale of 4000.0 shares on Mar 18. On Mar 11, Young Ray G, Director, completed a purchase of 5000.0 shares.