Louisiana-Pacific Stock Hits New 52-Week High (LPX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE: LPX) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $16.79, above its previous 52-week high of $16.74 with 297,872 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Louisiana-Pacific has a market cap of $2.19 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 96.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and distributing building products for new home construction, repair and remodeling, manufactured housing, and light industrial and commercial construction. The company has a P/E ratio of -28.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Louisiana-Pacific as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Louisiana-Pacific Ratings Report.

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