Stock Under Active Eyes: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX):

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) settled with change of -0.87% pushing the price on the $24.98 per share in recent trading session ended on Friday. The latest trading activity showed that the stock price is 22.51% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -22.33% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 122.53M Floating Shares and holds 140.3M shares outstanding.

The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 8.50% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 28.78% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at5.00%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 17.60%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 6.30% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at -84.30% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at -17.10%.

Shares price moved with -7.99% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 5.89% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2.4. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $31.11.

As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 14.00%, and operating margin was noted at 18.60%. The company maintained a Gross Margin of 26.30%. The Insiders ownership is 0.30%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 19.70% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 15.40% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 22.70%.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) stock recent traded volume stands with 1426532 shares as compared with its average volume of 1990.97K shares. The relative volume observed at 0.72.

Volume can help determine the health of an existing trend. A healthy up-trend should have higher volume on the upward legs of the trend, and lower volume on the downward (corrective) legs. A healthy downtrend usually has higher volume on the downward legs of the trend and lower volume on the upward (corrective) legs.

The current ratio of 4.9 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health. The quick ratio of 3.9 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). The higher the ratio, the more financially secure a company is in the short term. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities.

The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0.2 with a total debt/equity of 0.21. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) stock moved above 1.90% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term an upside movement of stock. It shifted 0.20% above its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term optimistic trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went underground -0.96% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term declining trend.

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