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Aug 17, 2023

Pulp Industry's Impressive Performance: Stocks($IP, $MERC, $MATV...) Ascend by 6.95% Over the Month

The pulp sector encompasses companies primarily focused on the production of paper and its related products, often using wood as a foundational raw material. This encompasses the creation of pulp, paper, paperboard, and other cellulose-based items. Noteworthy companies operating in this domain include Clearwater Paper Corp., Glatfelter, and Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.

Tickers in Industry  - $IP, $MERC, $MATV, $CLV, $WRK, $SUZ

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Market Capitalization The pulp sector displays an average market capitalization standing at $5.9B. Suzano SA (SUZ) emerges as the sector's titan with a market cap of $13B. On the flip side, Mercer International (MERC) settles at the lower spectrum with a valuation of $551.5M.

Stock Performance Highlights Reflecting on stock performance, the average weekly growth rate for companies in this segment stands at -1.19%. However, on a monthly scale, there was an uplift of 6.78%. Notable stock movements include:

  • WestRock (WRK) encountered a decline of 5.32% as of August 17, 2023.

  • International Paper (IP) surged by 7% as noted on July 27, 2023.

  • WestRock (WRK) also enjoyed a growth spurt of 6.76% earlier in the month on July 1, 2023.

Trading Volume Insights Trading volumes provide insightful data on stock liquidity and investor engagement. For the group, the average weekly volume growth was marked at 5.94%, with a monthly uptick of 52.14%. Some significant volume surges included:

  • Suzano SA (SUZ) observed a remarkable growth of 262% over its 65-Day Volume Moving Average on June 17, 2023.

  • On the same day, Mercer International recorded a 218% spike above its 65-Day Volume Moving Average.

Fundamental Analysis Ratings For informed investment decisions, understanding the fundamental health of stocks is paramount. The aggregated ratings for this sector, where 1 denotes excellence and 100 represents the lower echelon, are as detailed below.

IP - On August 08, 2023, IP's 10-day RSI Indicator transitioned from the overbought range, potentially hinting at a change from its upward trajectory. Investors might contemplate divesting their holdings or exploring put options. Historical analysis by Tickeron's A.I.dvisor reveals that in 20 out of 28 similar occasions, the stock demonstrated a decline in subsequent days. This suggests a 71% likelihood of a downward move.

MERC - On August 16, 2023, MERC's Stochastic Oscillator emerged from the oversold region, possibly hinting at a bullish momentum for the stock. Investors might consider taking long positions or procuring call options. Historical data from Tickeron's A.I.dvisor shows that in 44 out of 57 similar scenarios, the stock witnessed an upward movement in the ensuing days. This suggests a promising 77% probability of a bullish trend.

MATV - On August 16, 2023, MATV recorded a -2.07% drop, marking its third consecutive day of decline. Historically, such a pattern is perceived as bearish. Examining past records, when MATV saw a three-day slide, it continued to descend in 248 out of 323 instances over the next month. This suggests a 77% likelihood of persisting in this bearish trend. Investors should remain cautious.


Related Ticker: IP, MERC, MATV, CLW, WRK, SUZ

IP's MACD Histogram just turned positive

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for IP turned positive on July 17, 2024. Looking at past instances where IP's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 43 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Price Prediction Chart

Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on July 12, 2024. You may want to consider a long position or call options on IP as a result. In of 95 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where IP advanced for three days, in of 314 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 247 cases where IP Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .

Bearish Trend Analysis

The 10-day RSI Indicator for IP moved out of overbought territory on June 25, 2024. This could be a bearish sign for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 29 similar instances where the indicator moved out of overbought territory. In of the 29 cases, the stock moved lower in the following days. This puts the odds of a move lower at .

The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 3 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where IP declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

IP broke above its upper Bollinger Band on July 17, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

Tickeron has a positive outlook on this ticker and predicts a further increase by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 80%.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating outstanding price growth. IP’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.617) is normal, around the industry mean (2.920). P/E Ratio (45.384) is within average values for comparable stocks, (25.801). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.427) is also within normal values, averaging (2.389). Dividend Yield (0.047) settles around the average of (0.034) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.720) is also within normal values, averaging (11.862).

The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 80, placing this stock slightly better than average.

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are Tupperware Brands Corp (NYSE:TUP).

Industry description

The containers/packing sector includes companies that manufacture containers (like plastic and aluminum food containers, glass bottles, metal cans, cardboard, storage and waste bags, giftwraps etc.) and provide packing services. Food-and-beverage and household products are major markets for this business. Several companies in this industry cater to international markets in addition to serving domestic customers. Consumer spending habits could potentially affect this industry’s performance. Some products, that use oil-based materials as inputs, are likely to see their costs of production get impacted (to some extent) by energy price movements. The ever-expanding e-commerce market has only supercharged the amount/frequency of goods shipped domestically and across borders, thereby creating ample potential opportunities for containers and packaging businesses. Ball Corporation, International Paper Company, Amcor Plc and Packaging Corporation of America are some of the largest U.S. companies in this industry.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Containers/Packaging Industry is 4.77B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 6.74K to 66.8B. STO holds the highest valuation in this group at 66.8B. The lowest valued company is EPTI at 6.74K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Containers/Packaging Industry was 3%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was 2%, and the average quarterly price growth was 5%. TZPC experienced the highest price growth at 50%, while NEXNF experienced the biggest fall at -12%.


The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Containers/Packaging Industry was 4%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was 133% and the average quarterly volume growth was 87%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 51
P/E Growth Rating: 48
Price Growth Rating: 53
SMR Rating: 68
Profit Risk Rating: 79
Seasonality Score: 8 (-100 ... +100)
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