The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool financial editors Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith discuss their favorite stocks

In today's edition, Austin and Brendan talk about the changing face of International Paper. A few recent notable events include two acquisitions, a massive multibillion-dollar land sale, and a dramatic refocusing of its business model. It's important not to come at International Paper with the same old same old attitude because it's a starkly different company from what it's been in the past. We give our thoughts on where this puts it going forward.

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