3. As of noon trading, Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX) is up $0.16 (0.9%) to $17.84 on light volume. Thus far, 727,732 shares of Louisiana-Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.35-$17.90 after having opened the day at $17.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.68.

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 $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Louisiana-Pacific a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Louisiana-Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Louisiana-Pacific Ratings Report now.

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