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How to buy Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock | $38.19

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares (LPX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation employs 4,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion.

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  3. Search for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LPX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$38.19, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation share price

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$38.19
52-week rangeUSD$12.752 - USD$40.76
50-day moving average USD$35.4858
200-day moving average USD$31.1478
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.38
PE ratio 22.0944
Dividend yield USD$0.58 (1.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.695

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.19 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-11) -0.96%
1 month (2020-12-18) 38.19
3 months (2020-10-16) 24.36%
6 months (2020-07-17) 28.67%
1 year (2020-01-17) 19.79%
2 years (2019-01-18) 58.66%
3 years (2018-01-18) 36.93%
5 years (2016-01-15) 143.09%

Is Louisiana-Pacific Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's P/E ratio

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's PEG ratio

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6808. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's EBITDA

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$485 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$303 million
Return on assets TTM 11.36%
Return on equity TTM 15.81%
Profit margin 7.79%
Book value $10.251
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares

There are currently 3.9 million Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 87.2% up from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.31. In other words for every 100,000 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2310 shares are currently held short.

However Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0472% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Louisiana-Pacific Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Louisiana-Pacific Corporation stock.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.37% of net profits

Recently Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.58 per share.

While Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares ever split?

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 June 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's share price.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.752 up to $40.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LPX.US volatility(beta: 1.81)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's is 1.81. This would suggest that Louisiana-Pacific Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation overview

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets. It operates through four segments: Siding; North America Oriented Strand Board (OSB); Engineered Wood Products; and South America. The Siding segment offers siding products and related accessories, such as wood-based siding, trim, soffit, and fascia products; and CanExel siding and accessory products, including pre-finished lap and trim products, as well as outdoor building solutions. The OSB segment manufactures and distributes structural panel products comprising OSBs, TechShield radiant barriers, TopNotch sub-floorings, Legacy super tough products, moisture-resistant sub-floorings, and FlameBlock fire-rated sheathing products. The Engineered Wood Products segment provides laminated veneer lumber, laminated strand lumber, and other related products; and I-joists, which are primarily used in residential and commercial floorings, roofing systems, and other structural applications. The South America segment manufactures and distributes OSB and siding products. This segment also distributes and sells related products to augment the transition to wood frame construction. The company also offers timber and timberlands, as well as other products and services. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation sells its products, primarily to retail home centers, wholesalers, distributors, and homebuilding and industrial businesses in North America and South America, as well as in Asia, Australia, and Europe. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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