|Bid||0.00 x 1200|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's Range||42.81 - 43.61|
|52 Week Range||41.87 - 66.94|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||6.05|
|Earnings Date||Oct 25, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (4.69%)|
|1y Target Est||59.46|
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced the 2018 SFI Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award For Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability at the SFI Annual Conference today. Jay Jensen, Director of the Southern Regional Office at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is this year’s winner. SFI sets such a strong sustainable forestry example to follow and to be recognized by such a body is truly a humbling experience.
The more than 50 current and former executives at Memphis-based public companies earned $180 million in total compensation in 2017.
U.S. corporate pensions are at the highest funded level since the financial crisis, which could lead more companies to turn over to insurers the responsibility for paying retirees, pension consultants say. Higher funding levels mean corporate sponsors get a better deal when transferring retiree obligations to insurers, so many firms are finding this to be the perfect time to transfer the risks associated with carrying pension plans. Defined-benefit pension plans of S&P 500 companies were in aggregate 91% funded at the end of September, according to research released Monday by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2018 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors,.
Stocks have tumbled this week, but some dividends, a symbol of stability and comfort to investors, increased.
IP’s board just authorized a share repurchase program to the tune of $2 billion. The authorization, announced Oct. 9 by Memphis-based International Paper Co. (IP), is in addition to $430 million remaining from a previous share repurchase program, as of the end of the third quarter. “The repurchase authorization and the dividend increase reflect our continued confidence in International Paper’s long-term outlook and strong free cash flow generation,” said Mark Sutton, chairman and CEO of IP.
International Paper (IP) aims to utilize its sound cash flow by investing in capital projects, reducing its total debt and returning a greater proportion of cash to shareholders.
Goldman Sachs downgraded International Paper Co. stock to neutral from buy on Wednesday, and removed WestRock Co. from its Americas Conviction List. It kept a neutral rating on Packaging Corp. of America , while lowering stock price targets for all three as it expects U.S. containerboard supply growth to outpace demand growth in the period from 2020 to 2022. Analyst Brian Maguire said he had upgraded International Paper and added WestRock to the conviction last year because he expected U.S. box shipment growth could sustain higher rates of 2%+ than it has in the past because of the explosive growth on e-commerce. "While we consider this thesis still valid (box demand rose 2.4% in 2017 and 1.8%YTD), we underestimated the speed and severity of the supply response in the industry to this acceleration in demand," Maguire wrote in a note. With 12 new capacity announcements since the ugprade, he is now forecasting 11% growth in North American capacity from 2019 to 2022, up from a prior forecast of 2% a year demand growth. "We acknowledge that valuation on containerboard stocks likely already reflects these announcements following significant YTD underperformance, but we are incrementally concerned by the pace of recent new supply announcements as well as the fact that Chinese entrants are now entering the US market for the first time," said the note. "Furthermore, barring a sharper re-acceleration in demand growth, we struggle to identify positive catalysts for our broad containerboard coverage until the overhang of new capacity abates." The buy rating on WestRock reflects the expectation that its pending purchase of KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp. will act as a positive catalyst. International Paper shares were up 1.7% premarket but are down 23% in 2018. WestRock was not yet active, but has fallen 28% in 2018. Packaging Corp. was up 2% but has fallen 23% in 2018, while KapStone Paper has gained 43%. The S&P 500 has gained 8% in 2018.
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: International Paper IP – International Paper announced a 5.3 percent increase in its quarterly dividend, bring it to 50 cents per share from 47 1/2 cents.
Pershing Square Capital Discloses $900M Stake In Starbucks Shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose 0.38% in premarket trade but is now down over 1%, as the market continues to fall in the face of rising yields. The company’s shares jumped 2.07% on Tuesday after activist investor Bill Ackman revealed a 1% stake in Starbucks […] The post Stock Market News Daily Roundup October 10 appeared first on Market Exclusive.
What I found most interesting about Tuesday's action was not statistical. It was how many seemed to wake up and notice that so many groups have been so crummy for so long. Several weeks ago I complained right here on these pages about the chart of International Paper .
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Nio shares jumped more than 9 percent in after-hours trading, continuing the electric vehicle company's 22 percent gain during the trading day.
International Paper announced plans to repurchase up to $2 billion of its common stock, and it also raised its quarterly dividend to 50 cents a share.
International Paper Co. has hiked its dividend 5.3% to $2 a share annually and will buy back $2 billion worth of stock, it said late Tuesday. The dividend is payable Dec. 14 to shareholders of record at the close of business Nov. 15. The new stock repurchase program is in addition to the $430 million in the third quarter remaining from a previously authorized repurchase program. International Paper stock is flat after hours. Shares fell 5.7% to $44.64 in regular trading as the S&P 500 index fell 0.1%.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (IP) today announced its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to $2.0 billion of the company's common stock. During the third quarter the company repurchased approximately $200 million in common stock at an average price of $52.03 per share. The company's board of directors also raised the quarterly common stock dividend by $0.025 per share or 5.3%, which brings the per share dividend to $2.00 annually.
China-based Nine Dragons Paper Holdings, a manufacturer of containerboard products including lineboard, announced hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments this week that include conversion projects at coated paper mills in Biron, Wisconsin and Rumford, Maine. WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK) downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, price target lowered from $80 to $54.
Elevated costs and adverse foreign currency translation will likely hurt International Paper's (IP) share-price performance in the near term.
As for Thursday’s best bets, take a look at stock charts of Lennar (NYSE:LEN), Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) and International Paper (NYSE:IP). When we last looked at Lennar back on Sept. 21, it was putting pressure on a major support line at $50 but had not yet broken under it. Click to Enlarge • Last week, Lennar shares reversed the selling effort at $46.46, which is plotted with a white, dashed line.
Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). The company’s stock saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the Read More...
The Memphis-based paper company disclosed it plans to offload $1.6 billion in pension liabilities for 23,000 retirees to Prudential.
The market got off to a good start on Thursday, but as the drama of a politically charged senate hearing brewed up, stocks were weighed down. By the time the closing bell rang, what was once a 0.73% gain for the S&P 500 was pared back to only a 0.28% advance.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. , Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) will release third-quarter earnings on Thursday, October 25, 2018 before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. The company ...
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