What Are The Chances Of Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: LPX) Becoming A Clear Buy?

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that LP Building Solutions Announces Increased Quarterly Dividend.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, LPX falls under the Industrials sector while operating within the Building Products & Equipment industry segment. The current market capitalization of Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is $5.02B. A total of 0.53 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 0.85 shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, LPX has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 1 BUYs and 12 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 22,259 shares during that period but sold 30,590.

In the most recent transaction, Blosser Michael W sold 4,060 shares of LPX for 67.00 per share on Dec 14. After the transaction, the SVP, Manufacturing Services now owns 49,858 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 14, Gottung Lizanne C sold 3,313 shares at 67.00 per share. LPX shares that Director owns now total 28,495.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Doyle Derek Nelson disposed of 1,500 shares on Nov 06 at a per-share price of $58.65. This resulted in the VP, Controller & CAO holding 4,356 shares of LPX after the transaction.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. LPX’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/9/2023 when it declared a $0.24 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/22/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/25/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/10/2023. The LPX stock dividend was $0.24 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for LPX in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $75.25 with high estimates of $82.00 and low estimates of $65.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, LPX has a high of $79.56 and a low of $49.47.

As of this writing, LPX has an earnings estimate of $0.55 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.65 per share and a lower estimate of $0.44. The company reported an EPS of $0.55 in the last quarter, which was -16.70% lower than expectations of $0.66.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. LPX’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $358.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $397.00M in debt and $351.00M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $20.83, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.24B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for LPX is Buy with a score of 3.89.

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