Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) Stock Price

News articles about Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Louisiana-Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.3663031463535 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

LPX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stephens set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Louisiana-Pacific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Louisiana-Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday. Vertical Research upgraded shares of Louisiana-Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Longbow Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.50.

Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) traded down $0.11 on Thursday, hitting $27.63. 1,438,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,481,714. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,070.00, a PE ratio of 13.35, a PEG ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 5.25 and a quick ratio of 4.31. Louisiana-Pacific has a twelve month low of $18.69 and a twelve month high of $29.44.

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

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Louisiana-Pacific Company Profile

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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