International Paper (NYSE:IP) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.15

Media stories about International Paper (NYSE:IP) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. International Paper earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.7197800993312 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of International Paper (NYSE:IP) opened at $56.88 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $22,971.20, a PE ratio of 18.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.31, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.48. International Paper has a one year low of $49.60 and a one year high of $58.96.

International Paper (NYSE:IP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.04. International Paper had a return on equity of 27.56% and a net margin of 4.00%. The company had revenue of $5.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.85 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.91 EPS. International Paper’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that International Paper will post 3.5 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.475 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This is a positive change from International Paper’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.34%. International Paper’s dividend payout ratio is 87.56%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on IP. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of International Paper in a research note on Friday, November 24th. ValuEngine lowered International Paper from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Barclays lifted their target price on International Paper from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of International Paper in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on International Paper from $63.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $61.73.

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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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