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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LPX. The maximum price target given was 32, implying potential capital gains of 27.29 percent. The minimum price target given was 20, implying potential capital losses of -20.45 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.57 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 16.68 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.7 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 7.51 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LPX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.1 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LPX is 0.55.

In the last 52-weeks, LPX has achieved a high of 26.93 and a low of 17.08. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.19 percent, and below the high by 6.65 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.