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These Factors Make International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) An Interesting Investment

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. IP is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been a rockstar for income investors, currently trading at an attractive share price. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on International Paper here.

6 star dividend payer and good value

IP's share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. Investors have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains, if IP's projected earnings trajectory does follow analyst consensus growth, which determines my intrinsic value of the company. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, IP's share price is trading below the group's average. This supports the theory that IP is potentially underpriced.

NYSE:IP Intrinsic value, June 3rd 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that IP is one of the highest dividend payers in the market, with current dividend yield standing at 4.8%. IP has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:IP Historical Dividend Yield, June 3rd 2019

Next Steps:

For International Paper, there are three key factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for IP’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for IP’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has IP's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of IP? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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