International Paper (IP) Given News Impact Rating of 0.20

Media stories about International Paper (NYSE:IP) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. International Paper earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.9155034069557 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of International Paper (NYSE IP) traded down $0.94 on Tuesday, reaching $58.00. 2,810,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,770,000. The stock has a market cap of $23,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.49, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.50. International Paper has a 12-month low of $49.60 and a 12-month high of $66.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.62.

International Paper (NYSE:IP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The basic materials company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $5.71 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.01 billion. International Paper had a net margin of 9.36% and a return on equity of 29.53%. International Paper’s revenue was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. research analysts anticipate that International Paper will post 4.8 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 21st will be issued a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 20th. This represents a $1.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.28%. International Paper’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 37.62%.

IP has been the topic of several recent research reports. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price target on shares of International Paper from $63.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine cut shares of International Paper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Bank of America raised shares of International Paper from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $70.00 price target (up previously from $65.00) on shares of International Paper in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of International Paper in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. International Paper has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $66.00.

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About International Paper

International Paper Company is a paper and packaging company with primary markets and manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Company’s segments include Industrial Packaging, Global Cellulose Fibers, Printing Papers and Consumer Packaging.

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