International Paper Company [IP] is 5.77% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?



International Paper Company [NYSE: IP] closed the trading session at $49.69 on 04/21/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $49.49, while the highest price level was $50.23. The company report on April 7, 2022 that ImagineAR (OTCQB: IPNFF) Signs SDK License with ArcTouch to Deliver Major CPG Client AR Campaign in Summer 2022.

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Imagine AR Inc. (CSE: IP) (OTCQB: IPNFF) (“ImagineAR” or “Company”), an Augmented Reality Company that enables sports teams, businesses and enterprises to instantly create their own AR experiential mobile campaigns, has announced an ImagineAR SDK licensing agreement with ArcTouch to integrate the AR Platform into an immersive app experience for a Fortune 500 consumer products company.

“The ImagineAR solution enables us to implement world-class AR experiences for our clients smoothly,” said Adam Fingerman, Chief Experience Officer of ArcTouch. “This solution will help us create an immersive app experience that connects consumers with our client’s brand in an exciting new way.”.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 5.77 percent and weekly performance of 5.61 percent. The stock has been moved at -7.17 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 10.20 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 3.16 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.47M shares, IP reached to a volume of 2532312 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about International Paper Company [IP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for IP shares is $51.33 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on IP stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Seaport Research Partners have made an estimate for International Paper Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 28, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities dropped their target price from $160 to $155. The new note on the price target was released on January 20, 2022, representing the official price target for International Paper Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $80 to $55, while Jefferies kept a Hold rating on IP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for International Paper Company is set at 0.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for IP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.95. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.13, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.14. Price to Free Cash Flow for IP in the course of the last twelve months was 26.36 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

IP stock trade performance evaluation

International Paper Company [IP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.61. With this latest performance, IP shares gained by 10.20% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -7.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.81% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for IP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 76.06, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 85.04, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 68.82 for International Paper Company [IP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 45.30, while it was recorded at 48.53 for the last single week of trading, and 50.94 for the last 200 days.

International Paper Company [IP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and International Paper Company [IP] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.49 and a Gross Margin at +22.81. International Paper Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.79.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 13.25, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.94.

International Paper Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for International Paper Company [IP] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for IP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for International Paper Company go to 19.20%.

International Paper Company [IP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $15,581 million, or 86.50% of IP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of IP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 45,092,319, which is approximately -1.361% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 31,451,662 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.55 billion in IP stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $1.29 billion in IP stock with ownership of nearly -41.843% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in International Paper Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 450 institutional holders increased their position in International Paper Company [NYSE:IP] by around 35,185,907 shares. Additionally, 399 investors decreased positions by around 45,508,748 shares, while 163 investors held positions by with 234,644,938 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 315,339,593 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. IP stock had 140 new institutional investments in for a total of 16,290,706 shares, while 107 institutional investors sold positions of 4,316,452 shares during the same period.