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Present Valuation: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX)


Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is in the basic materials sector and trades as part of the building materials industry. The company CEO is William Bradley Southern. Louisiana-Pacific Corp is a building products manufacturer used in home construction. The Company’s business segments are North America Oriented Strand Board, Siding, Engineered Wood Products and South America.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The LPX stock showed a previous change of 2.51% with an open at 23.36 and a close of 23.69. It reached an intraday high of 23.76 and a low of 23.30.

SeekingAlpha:  LP announces acquisition of Prefinished Staining Product Incorporated


The stock has a market cap of $2.9b with 123.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 121.0m shares. Trading volume reached 2,709,414 shares compared to its average volume of 2,479,720 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares returned 3.13% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.77%. Over three months, it changed -5.39%. In one year it has changed -19.86% and within that year its 52-week high was 32.16 and its 52-week low was 20.39. LPX stock is 16.18% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 24.41 and a 50 day moving average of 24.18. Currently LPX stock is trading -2.97% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  LP Announces Acquisition of Siding Prefinisher


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.73 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 8.68. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.19. The TTM EPS is 2.73, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.68.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/07/2019): 0.20
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/13/2019): 0.12
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/06/2018): 0.86
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/07/2018): 1.11
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/07/2018): 0.62

The dividend per share is currently 0.54, which is a dividend yield of 2.28%. Also, the payout ratio is 19.78%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 16.90, which means it may be overvalued by -40.18%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 11,482,786, which was 9.30% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.34. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.39.

Business Wire:  LP Announces Acquisition of Siding Prefinisher

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 23.65%, return on assets is 15.13%, profit margin is 12.19%, price-to-sales is 1.05 and price-to-book is 2.24.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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