Active Momentum Stocks Swing on Analysts’ Views: International Paper (NYSE:IP), Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO)

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares an advance of 0.70% to 51.77 with around 2.43 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally, analysts shed their light over the IP price targets; maintaining price high target of 62 while at average the price target was 49.79 in contrast with the current price of 51.77. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 4 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 4 stands on similar situation; while 11 for the current month as compared to 11 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 stands at overweight and 1 analyst gave Underweight and 1 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Hold.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 66.30% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with 0.60%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 5.70% and for the year was 35.87%, while the YTD performance remained at 43.36%. IP has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.86.

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring -0.61% to $39.25 in a active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 2.63 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked RIO in recent few months. In ratings table the RIO given BUY ratings by 14 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 2 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on RIO. While 8 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommend it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $1.49 at current month while compared with $1.49 in a month ago. The stock on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.45 as compared to one month ago of $2.26, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $3.01.

The firm has institutional ownership of 6.90%, while insider ownership included 6.50%. RIO attains analyst recommendation of 2.00 with week’s performance of 2.37%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 42.83%.


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