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Thursday, March 3, 3:26 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff
Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy ...
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International Paper Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for IP
Wednesday, April 13, 11:27 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff
In trading on Wednesday, shares of International Paper Co (IP) crossed above their 200 day ...
International Paper (IP) Shares Cross 4% Yield Mark
Thursday, April 28, 3:14 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff
In trading on Thursday, shares of International Paper Co (IP) were yielding above the 4% ...
IP Crosses Above 3% Yield Territory
By Dividend Channel Staff, Thursday, January 3, 3:59 PM ET
In trading on Thursday, shares of International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.20), with the stock changing hands as low as $39.95 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. To illustrate, suppose for example you purchased shares of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) back on 12/31/1998 — you would have paid $123.31 per share. Fast forward to 12/31/2011 and each share was worth $125.50 on that date, a mere $2.19 or 1.8% increase over all those years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $23.90 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 21.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.7%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 3% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) is an S&P 500 company, giving it special status as one of the large-cap companies making up the S&P 500 Index.
In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of International Paper Co., looking at the history chart for IP below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 3% annual yield.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, IP makes up 4.26% of the Guggenheim Timber ETF (AMEX:CUT) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Thursday.
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