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Stocks under Consideration: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) & Tenaris S.A. (NYSE:TS)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX)

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation manufactures building materials and engineered wood products in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil. The Company’s products are used by homebuilders and light commercial builders. Louisiana-Pacific’s products include oriented strand board sheathing, flooring, radiant barrier panels, siding and trim, I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, laminated strand lumber and interior decorative moulding.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX)’s Financial Overview

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE) surged 1.08% yesterday to close its trading session at $24.27. The company has 1 year Price Target of $28.67. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has 52-Week high of $32.16 and 52-Week Low of $20.39. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 32.16 and 52-Week Low on 20.39. The stock traded with the volume of 1.92 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.46 Billion.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.83/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.67/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.16 a share with a surprise factor of 23.9%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 1.51 Percent, SMA50 of 6.71 Percent and SMA200 of -6.43 percent. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has P/S value of 1.17 while its P/B value stands at 1.91. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 20 percent, Return on Equity of 29.7 percent and Return on Investment of 19.5 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 30.5 percent and 22.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 10 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Louisiana-Pacific Corp have a median target of 28.00, with a high estimate of 36.00 and a low estimate of 18.00. The median estimate represents a +15.37% increase from the last price of 24.27.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is expected* to report earnings on 02/13/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 3 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.3. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.73.

Tenaris S.A. (NYSE:TS)

Tenaris Sa, a corporation organized in Luxembourg, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of seamless steel pipe products and associated services to the oil and gas, energy and other industries. Tenaris’s operating subsidiaries include eight established steel pipe manufacturers: AlgomaTubes, Confab, Dalmine, NKKTubes, Siat, Siderca, Tamsa and Tavsa.

Tenaris S.A. (NYSE:TS)’s Financial Outlook

The 25 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Tenaris SA have a median target of 35.00, with a high estimate of 50.00 and a low estimate of 26.00. The median estimate represents a +38.01% increase from the last price of 25.36.

Tenaris S.A. is estimated to report earnings on 02/20/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.42. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.27.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Tenaris S.A. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.4. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.72% and closed its last trading session at $25.36. The company has the market capitalization of $15.17 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $40.64 and 52-Week low of $20.45. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 40.64 and 52-Week low on 20.45. The company has volume of 1.41 Million shares. The company has a total of 598.23 Million shares outstanding.

Tenaris S.A. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.42/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.35/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.07. This shows a surprise factor of 20 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 18.95 percent. Beta for Tenaris S.A. stands at 0.99 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.56. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.92%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.85%%.

Tenaris S.A. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 3.59%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 8.43 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -19.77%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.6 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 7 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 2.7% with Gross margin of 31.2 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 12.1% and 11.3% respectively.