Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) Hit Higher Rating


Sold All: 9 Reduced: 45 Increased: 45 New Position: 16.

DA Davidson Upped Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX)'s Rating to "Buy".

The volatility value is used by the investors for various reasons and purposes in measuring the fundamental price change and the rate of variation in LPX's price.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures building products primarily for use in new home construction, fix and remodeling, and outdoor structures, as well as light industrial and commercial construction applications. The company has a market cap of $4.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.59. It has a 10.39 P/E ratio. The Siding segment offers siding products and related accessories, such as wood siding, trim, soffit, and fascia products; and CanExel siding and accessory products, including pre-finished lap and trim products, as well as outdoor building products.

Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 7th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The stock has returned -2.55% during the last five consecutive trading sessions. About 3.97 million shares traded or 117.71% up from the average.

In total 7 analysts cover Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX). LPX outperformed by 8.80% the S&P 500.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $32 on the shares of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX). The Volatility 12m of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) is 25.487600. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let's also take a look at the company's future expectations. 11 are the (NYSE:LPX)'s analyst reports since January 10, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by Buckingham Research. On Tuesday, February 13 Scotia Capital maintained Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) rating. As per Friday, October 14, the company rating was upgraded by Vertical Research. BMO Capital Markets set a $25.00 price objective on Louisiana-Pacific and gave the company a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. The rating was upgraded by Dundee Securities to "Buy" on Thursday, July 21. Stephens maintained the shares of LPX in report on Tuesday, February 13 with "Hold" rating. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a market capitalization of $4,281.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.00, a PEG ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.55.

Louisiana-pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) had an increase of 17.68% in short interest.

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Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG)'s price sits -2.65% off from its SMA 50 of $1.88 and -17.53% away from the SMA 200 which is at $2.16. That's $0.05 up or 38.46 % from 2017's earnings of $-0.13. 75,409 were accumulated by Teacher Retirement System Of Texas.


Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q4 2017.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) now has a Montier C-score of 3.00000. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. LPX's free cash flow ("FCF") per share for the trailing twelve months was +0.69. Louisiana-Pacific had a return on equity of 24.05% and a net margin of 14.26%. 130 are owned by Smithfield Company.

Spark Inv Management Ltd Liability reported 73,300 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 225,319 were reported by Gsa Capital Prns Limited Liability Partnership.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) shares are up more than 4.95% this year and recently decreased -2.03% or -$0.57 to settle at $27.56. Jane Street Group Ltd Liability Corporation owns 31,085 shs for 0% of their capital. Vident Investment Advisory invested 0.13% in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX). Van Eck holds 2.51M shares.

The Leverage Ratio of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) is 0.167824. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Ltd accumulated 44,765 shares or 0.05% of the stock. More interesting news about Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: "10 Stocks To Watch For May 7, 2018" published on May 07, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com's news article titled: "Louisiana-Pacific Corp". Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership owns 4.20M shares. 715,000 were accumulated by Gamco Investors Et Al.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $710,192 activity.

On 2/15/2018 Neil Sherman, EVP, sold 18,885 with an average share price of $30.04 per share and the total transaction amounting to $567,305.40. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.58, for a total transaction of $142,900.00. Nwq Inv Communications Limited Liability Co holds 0.16% or 474,193 shares. Qs owns 7,373 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 62,770 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,885,610.80. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Limited Company reported 0% of its portfolio in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR). The company was downgraded on Friday, September 29 by BMO Capital Markets. It operates in four divisions: Non-Life Run-Off, Atrium, StarStone, and Life and Annuities. Unlike P/E, the ratio isn't affected by the chosen depreciation methods, making it suitable for geographic comparison. Over the last week of the month, it was -8.95%, -28.57% over the last quarter, and -29.34% for the past six months. About 633,989 shares traded.

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