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Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) Reaches $30.95 After 4.00% Up Move; Next Century Growth Investors Boosted By $410,608 Its Proofpoint (PFPT) Position

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Next Century Growth Investors Llc increased Proofpoint Inc. (PFPT) stake by 7.95% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Next Century Growth Investors Llc acquired 4,666 shares as Proofpoint Inc. (PFPT)’s stock rose 22.55%. The Next Century Growth Investors Llc holds 63,357 shares with $5.63M value, up from 58,691 last quarter. Proofpoint Inc. now has $6.32B valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $124.99. About 195,196 shares traded. Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) has risen 50.07% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.52% the S&P500.

The stock of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 1.81% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $30.95. About 369,200 shares traded. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) has risen 20.35% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.80% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $4.49 billion company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $32.19 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:LPX worth $179.56 million more.

Among 12 analysts covering Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Louisiana-Pacific had 35 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Vertical Research to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Sunday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2200 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) rating on Sunday, October 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $37.0 target. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of LPX in report on Wednesday, November 4 to “Top Pick” rating. The stock of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) earned “Underperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 14. Scotia Capital maintained Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) rating on Tuesday, February 13. Scotia Capital has “Hold” rating and $30.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.61, from 2.11 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 25 investors sold Louisiana-Pacific Corporation shares while 83 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 132.51 million shares or 0.27% less from 132.87 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Street owns 0.01% invested in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) for 4.92M shares. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has 0.01% invested in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) for 99,496 shares. Schwab Charles holds 0.02% in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) or 906,196 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt holds 0.01% or 21,161 shares. Group One Trading Limited Partnership owns 3,695 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Smith Asset Grp Lp reported 149,679 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 0.04% or 35,800 shares. Gabelli Funds Limited Com accumulated 0.09% or 600,000 shares. Lsv Asset owns 19,200 shares. Northcoast Asset Mgmt Lc holds 810,463 shares or 1.91% of its portfolio. Moreover, Bogle Management Ltd Partnership De has 1.12% invested in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX). 1.78M were reported by Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0.01% in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX). Bank Of America De reported 0% stake.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $710,192 activity. 5,000 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) shares with value of $142,887 were sold by COOK GARY. Sherman Neil also sold $567,305 worth of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) on Thursday, February 15.

Analysts await Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) to report earnings on May, 4. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, up 103.03% or $0.34 from last year’s $0.33 per share. LPX’s profit will be $97.18M for 11.55 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.22% negative EPS growth.

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 $4.49 billion. It operates in four divisions: North America Oriented Strand Board; Siding; Engineered Wood Products; and South America. It has a 11.63 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.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $13.05 million activity. Newell Tracey sold $790,016 worth of stock or 8,183 shares. 5,000 shares were sold by Hahn Eric, worth $529,668 on Wednesday, February 21. Steele Gary sold $4.10 million worth of stock or 40,000 shares. 3,000 shares were sold by Knight David, worth $256,405. $361,271 worth of stock was sold by Swaroop Bhagwat on Friday, April 6.

Next Century Growth Investors Llc decreased Netflix.Com Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stake by 2,174 shares to 4,778 valued at $917,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) stake by 6,238 shares and now owns 72,604 shares. Titan International (NYSE:TWI) was reduced too.

Among 30 analysts covering Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Proofpoint Inc had 95 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich given on Friday, July 22. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, March 23 by Goldman Sachs. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of PFPT in report on Wednesday, February 7 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 19. Zacks downgraded Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 22 with “Outperform”. Northland Capital maintained the shares of PFPT in report on Wednesday, July 22 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) earned “Buy” rating by ISI Group on Wednesday, June 29. Zacks downgraded the shares of PFPT in report on Monday, September 7 to “Sell” rating.

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