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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX)?

The company in question is, Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX) currently with a stock price of 19.07 (3.25% today). The market cap for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is 2681.47, and is in the sector Services, and Building Materials Wholesale industry. The target price for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is 21.68. Currently Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is trading with a P/E of 284.15, and a forward P/E of 12.13. Average volume for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is 1768.56 and so far today it is 893649.

Performance in the last year for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has been 10.33%. For EPS growth, Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has seen a growth of -16.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 75.06%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -19.10% over the last five years and could be 5.00% for the next five years. Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 18.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 259.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.91%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.86%.

Since the IPO date for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. on the 01/04/1982, Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 2.55%. With Louisiana-Pacific Corp. trading at 19.07, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 0.07.

So could Louisiana-Pacific Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 284.15. The PEG is 56.83, P/S is 1.33 and the P/B is at 2.44. The P/cash is 5.65, with P/free cash flow at 595.88.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 5, and the quick ratio is 3.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.69, and total debt/equity at 0.69.

In terms of margins, Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has a gross margin of 17.10%, an operating margin of 2.70% and a profit margin of 0.40%.Payout ratio for Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 0.40% with return on investment coming to -3.40%.

Insider ownership for Louisiana-Pacific Corp., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 145.18. While shares float is 141.31. The float short is currently 4.68%, and short ratio is 3.74.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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