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Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) Analyzing with Technical Overview

Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) shares traded -0.22% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $22.76. The stock exchanged hands 1.64 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 1.89 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $3.28 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $25.44 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 9 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) high price target of $32 and with a conservative view have low price target of $18.

DA Davidson “Downgrades” Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) in a research note issued to investors on 5/08/17 to Neutral with price target of $0.

Additionally on 2/09/17 DA Davidson “Upgrades” Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) to Buy setting price target at $0 and on 12/07/16 Bank of America “Downgrades” the stock to Underperform at $0. Furthermore on 10/14/16 Vertical Research “Upgrades” the stock to Buy.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 34.96 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.59, Consequently Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.83%, 2.53% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.44.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 3. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.52 and can go high up to $0.67. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.57 derived from a total of 9 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $-0.01. The company posted an earnings surprise of -2.9%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 62.5% whereas during current quarter it has 103.6% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 88.8% during current year and 7.1% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) observed at 6.52%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 5% over growth.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $699.14 Million according to 7 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $729 Million in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $670.7 Million. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $2.58 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $2.46 Billion and high estimates of $2.71 Billion according to 10 number of analysts.

Currently Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.6%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 94.5%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -16.04%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.88%.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX) 52-week high price stands at $26.92 and low price stands at $15.74, its price distance from 52-week high is -15.47% while its distance from 52-week low price is 44.6%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 04/26/17, and 52-week low on 06/27/16.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp (NYSE:LPX)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $2.34 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 1.41. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $8.7 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 2.62, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $4.49, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 5.07. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 3.4 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 16.99.

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