Analyst Ratings for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (LPX)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. LPX had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

11 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave LPX a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LPX. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying potential capital gains of 27.29 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, which equates to a potential downside of -20.45 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.57 percent. That number becomes 16.68 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.7 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 7.51 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LPX to grow at a rate of 34.1 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of LPX is 0.55.

LPX has a 52-week high of 26.93 and a 52-week low of 17.08. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.19 percent, and 6.65 percent below the high. LPX has a price/earnings ratio of 18.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LPX value stock report compares LPX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LPX is $3.64 billion. LPX will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.