1. As of noon trading, Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX) is up $0.30 (1.8%) to $17.04 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Louisiana-Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.70-$17.15 after having opened the day at $16.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.74. 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. Louisiana-Pacific has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Louisiana-Pacific a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Louisiana-Pacific as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Louisiana-Pacific Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).