Louisiana-Pacific Sets New 12-Month Low at $13.70 (LPX)
Shares of Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday , AnalystRatings.NET reports. The company traded as low as $13.70 and last traded at $13.81, with a volume of 522,434 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.99.
LPX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded shares of Louisiana-Pacific from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 9th. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $18.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at ISI Group initiated coverage on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. They set a “sell” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Dundee Securities initiated coverage on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. They set a “sell” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Louisiana-Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.31.
The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.4 and a 200-day moving average of $16.19. The company has a market cap of $1.963 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.45.
Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $445.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $464.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Louisiana-Pacific will post $0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a manufacturer of building products. The Company operates in four segments: North America Oriented Strand Board (NYSE:LPX); Siding; Engineered Wood Products (EWP), and South America.
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