Brookmont Capital Management Lowered Unilever N V (UN) Holding By $5.39 Million; Louisiana Pacific (LPX) Sellers Decreased By 2.45% Their Shorts

February 17, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Brookmont Capital Management decreased Unilever N V (UN) stake by 50.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Brookmont Capital Management sold 91,296 shares as Unilever N V (UN)’s stock rose 12.65%. The Brookmont Capital Management holds 89,288 shares with $5.27 million value, down from 180,584 last quarter. Unilever N V now has $153.53 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $54.59. About 1.88M shares traded or 31.02% up from the average. Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has risen 26.55% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500.

Louisiana Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) had a decrease of 2.45% in short interest. LPX’s SI was 6.15 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 2.45% from 6.31M shares previously. With 1.55M avg volume, 4 days are for Louisiana Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX)’s short sellers to cover LPX’s short positions. The SI to Louisiana Pacific Corporation’s float is 4.28%. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $29.25. About 2.02M shares traded or 14.79% up from the average. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) has risen 29.07% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.37% the S&P500.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $297,325 activity. Another trade for 5,871 shares valued at $158,869 was made by Sims Michael on Tuesday, September 12. Barckley Rebecca Anne had sold 5,128 shares worth $138,456.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structures, as well as light industrial and commercial construction. The company has market cap of $4.24 billion. It operates in four divisions: North America Oriented Strand Board; Siding; Engineered Wood Products; and South America. It has a 14.2 P/E ratio. The firm offers structural panel products comprising plywood, including roof decking, sidewall sheathing, and floor underlayment; SmartSide siding products and related accessories, such as wood sidings, trim, soffit, and fascia; and CanExel siding and accessory products, including pre-finished lap and trim products.

Among 11 analysts covering Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Louisiana-Pacific had 32 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $37.0 target in Sunday, September 24 report. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 24 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 29 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Vertical Research. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, February 14 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 4 report. The stock of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) earned “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4. The rating was maintained by TD Securities with “Hold” on Friday, October 13. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.11 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 2.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares while 65 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 132.87 million shares or 2.80% more from 129.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement accumulated 124,652 shares. Systematic Mngmt L P reported 57,125 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Co reported 65,992 shares. Salem Investment Counselors Incorporated holds 0% or 30 shares. Wesbanco State Bank holds 87,405 shares. Nomura owns 18,625 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Asset Incorporated holds 9,302 shares. New England Rech And invested in 0.69% or 34,920 shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt Equity Rech accumulated 233,202 shares. Stevens Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 109,771 shares. The Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.02% in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys invested in 21,123 shares. 18,617 were reported by Ci Glob Inc. Barometer Mngmt holds 27,800 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Sawgrass Asset Lc invested in 22,575 shares.

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