Discussion stirs around International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

December 8, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 Discussion stirs around International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) this week; here is what analysts are saying.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.10, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 63 investors sold International Paper Company shares while 228 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 233 raised stakes. 338.41 million shares or 0.06% less from 338.61 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Churchill Mngmt invested 0.61% of its portfolio in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). Summit Finance Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 40,631 shares stake. 182,238 were accumulated by Sterling Capital Mngmt Lc. Laurion Capital Mgmt L P accumulated 19,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Clearbridge Llc reported 6.38M shares or 0.36% of all its holdings. Prelude Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0% invested in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) for 265 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). Impala Asset Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 518,938 shares. Palladium Prtnrs Limited Liability has 5,376 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Caprock Gru holds 22,849 shares. Sasco Cap Inc Ct owns 2.19M shares for 3.51% of their portfolio. Raymond James Tru Na stated it has 13,020 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. 133,300 are owned by Virginia Retirement Et Al. Pinebridge Invs L P holds 1,399 shares. Regentatlantic Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.14% or 26,242 shares.

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. International Paper Company had 60 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by BMO Capital Markets. Macquarie Research downgraded International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) on Tuesday, October 18 to “Underperform” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of IP in report on Wednesday, August 31 with “Neutral” rating. As per Friday, February 3, the company rating was downgraded by DA Davidson. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, January 20. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, July 4. Citigroup maintained International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) on Tuesday, August 2 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of IP in report on Monday, April 25 to “Sector Perform” rating. Below is a list of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) latest ratings and price target changes.

24/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $50 New Target: $52 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $63 New Target: $66 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $60 Initiates Coverage On
23/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $66.0 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain

It closed at $56.8 lastly. It is down 26.95% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.25% the S&P500.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging firm in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company has market cap of $23.45 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Industrial Packaging, Global Cellulose Fibers, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. It has a 26.18 P/E ratio. The Industrial Packaging segment makes containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft.

More important recent International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) news were published by: Pionline.com which released: “International Paper takes calculated journey to annuity buyout” on November 11, 2017, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Pre-Market Technical Recap on Packaging & Containers Stocks — International …”, Nasdaq.com published: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Terra Nitrogen and International Paper” on November 10, 2017. More interesting news about International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “IP CEO talks ‘year of two halves’ at NYC conference” with publication date: November 30, 2017.

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