International Reaches New 52-Week High (IP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $48.71, above its previous 52-week high of $48.58 with 795,722 shares traded as of 9:56 a.m. ET. Average volume has been four million shares over the past 30 days.

International has a market cap of $20.88 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full International Ratings Report.

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