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How to buy International Paper (IP) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in International Paper shares.

International Paper (IP) is a leading packaging & containers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$40.5 after a previous close of US$40.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD40.39 to a high of USD40.95. The latest price was USD40.633 (25 minute delay). International Paper is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in International Paper

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for International Paper. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until International Paper reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$40.52, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of International Paper, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of International Paper. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

International Paper stock price (NYSE:IP)

Use our graph to track the performance of IP stocks over time.

Have International Paper's shares ever split?

International Paper's shares were split on a 1056:1000 basis on 30 September 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1056 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your International Paper shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Paper shares which in turn could have impacted International Paper's share price.

International Paper shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-17.
Previous closeUS$40.52
Change US$0.113
Change % 0.2789%
Volume 3,629,921
Information last updated 2024-05-16.
52-week rangeUS$27.8529 - US$41.3
50-day moving average US$37.2602
200-day moving average US$35.6554
Target priceUS$39.67
PE ratio 74.9245
Dividend yield US$1.85 (4.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.53

International Paper share growth calculator


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International Paper price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $40.633

1 week (2024-05-10) 5.32%
1 month (2024-04-18) 15.24%
3 months (2024-02-16) 13.50%
6 months (2023-11-17) 21.73%
1 year (2023-05-17) 26.58%
2 years (2022-05-17) -17.38%
3 years (2021-05-18) -32.34%
5 years (2019-05-17) 0.54%

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Is it a good time to buy International Paper stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is International Paper under- or over-valued?

Valuing International Paper stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of International Paper's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

International Paper's P/E ratio

International Paper's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 75x. In other words, International Paper shares trade at around 75x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

International Paper's PEG ratio

International Paper's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4064. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into International Paper's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

International Paper's EBITDA

International Paper's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion (£1.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a International Paper's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

International Paper share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Paper's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$27.8529 up to US$41.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IP.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Paper's is 0.992. This would suggest that International Paper's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

International Paper financials

Revenue TTM US$18.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.01%
Gross profit TTM US$6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.64%
Return on equity TTM 2.23%
Profit margin 0.93%
Book value 23.775
Market capitalisation US$13.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

International Paper share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 102.21% of net profits

Recently International Paper has paid out, on average, around 102.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Paper shareholders could enjoy a 4.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Paper's case, that would currently equate to about $1.85 per share.

International Paper's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

International Paper's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

International Paper's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like International Paper.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

International Paper's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Paper's overall score of 21.48 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like International Paper is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

International Paper's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.24/100

International Paper's social score

Social score: 0.67/100

International Paper's governance score

Governance score: 1.57/100

International Paper's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. International Paper scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that International Paper hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

International Paper was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.48
Total ESG percentile 39.22
Environmental score 14.24
Social score 0.67
Governance score 1.57
Level of controversy 3

International Paper overview

International Paper Company produces and sells renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products in North America, Latin America, Europe, and North Africa. It operates through two segments, Industrial Packaging and Global Cellulose Fibers. The company offers linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium and saturating kraft; and pulp for a range of applications, such as diapers, towel and tissue products, feminine care, incontinence, and other personal care products, as well as specialty pulps for use in textiles, construction materials, paints, coatings, and others. It sells its products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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