What Can We Learn From Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX)’s Valuation Ratios?


Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$1.27 to close at $49.65, a downside of -2.49 percent. An average of 1,359,612 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.90 in the past week, and it reached a new high 20 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,370,743 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,277,525.

LPX stock has decreased by -11.60% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $49.24 on 09/23/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/03/22, shares of the company touched a low of $49.98 and a high of $79.77 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 1 time so far this year and lost -35.01% or -$28.73 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -37.76% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

141 days have passed since Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) last reported insider trading activity. Gottung Lizanne C, who is Director, most recently acquired $7,635 shares at $75.02 per share on May 05.

Valuation Metrics

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 3.29. The stock’s beta is 1.68. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.84, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.78, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 3.26.

The company has a payout ratio of 5.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.22 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.04 reported on Saturday February 19 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation for the three months ended June 29 was 1.90, and the current ratio was 2.60, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.23 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.23 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.07 billion compared to revenue of $4.55 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation had $346.0 million in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $384.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were grew 16.67%. The analyst consensus anticipated Louisiana-Pacific Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $4.4 per share, but it turned out to be $4.19, a -4.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $496.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $73.87 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 29.47%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 42.33%.

As of today, LPX’s price is $52.06 -5.53% or -$2.90 from its 5-day moving average. LPX is currently trading -15.25% lower than its 20-day SMA and -24.89% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -12.90% below the SMA50 and -33.20% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 11.64% and 21.64%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.05. With the 14-day stochastic at 4.89% and the average true range at 2.06, the RSI (14) stands at 33.33%. The stock has reached -1.37 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -2.05.

Analyst Ratings

BofA Securities downgraded Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) to a an Underperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Neutral.


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