2. As of noon trading, International Paper ( IP) is down $0.56 (-1.1%) to $48.12 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of International Paper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.12-$48.91 after having opened the day at $48.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.68.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. International Paper has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full International Paper Ratings Report now.

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