Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Louisiana-Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.1951968201499 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

LPX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Vertical Research upgraded Louisiana-Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Louisiana-Pacific from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Louisiana-Pacific from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $22.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Friday, September 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Stephens initiated coverage on Louisiana-Pacific in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Louisiana-Pacific has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.33.

Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE LPX) traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $27.74. The stock had a trading volume of 1,374,345 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,488,983. Louisiana-Pacific has a fifty-two week low of $18.69 and a fifty-two week high of $29.44. The company has a market capitalization of $4,040.00, a P/E ratio of 13.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 4.31 and a current ratio of 5.25.

Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The construction company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.75 by ($0.05). Louisiana-Pacific had a return on equity of 20.27% and a net margin of 11.72%. The business had revenue of $718.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $731.47 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Louisiana-Pacific will post 2.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Louisiana-Pacific

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a manufacturer of building products. The Company’s products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structures. The Company operates in four segments, which include North America Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Siding, Engineered Wood Products (EWP) and South America.

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