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Possible Bearish Inside Day Candle Pattern Detected for International Paper (NYSE:IP)

By Shiri Gupta

SmarTrend's candlestick scanner has spotted a possible bearish inside day candle pattern in International Paper (NYSE:IP) based on the price action in the company's shares. Today's price range of $47.76 and $48.09 is within yesterday's high and low of the day. This trading action often signifies indecision by bulls and bears to drive prices higher or lower and often implies a possible change in trend. Owners of International Paper may want to consider a possible hedge in the event a pullback occurs. Look for confirmation in the next few trading days.

International Paper Company produces and distributes printing paper, packaging, forest products, and chemical products. The Company operates specialty businesses in global markets as well as a broadly based distribution network. International Paper exports its products worldwide.

Over the past year, International Paper has traded in a range of $32.50 to $54.05 and is now at $47.88, 47% above that low. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 1.6% while the 200-day MA has slid 0.3%.

There is potential upside of 11.0% for shares of International Paper based on a current price of $47.88 and an average consensus analyst price target of $53.12. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $40.54 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $40.43.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of International Paper on July 12th, 2016 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $43.74. Since that recommendation, shares of International Paper have risen 10.0%. We continue to monitor IP for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: bearish inside day candle International Paper

Ticker(s): IP