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April 29, 2011 09:32 ET

Analyst Research on Leucadia National Corp. and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. - Hard Times for Lumber, Wood Production Sector

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There are numerous headwinds complicating the life of the companies in the Lumber, Wood Production sector like Leucadia National Corp. The primary concern is due to weak sales volumes due to persistent weakness in residential home construction and remodeling. Home construction remains depressed because of continued concern about declining housing values and a major glut of houses on the market due to foreclosure. Investors looking for free research on Leucadia National Corp. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/LUK290411.pdf for our new report.

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A temporary federal tax credit for home buyers has helped the sector's cause somewhat, but no lasting recovery has really taken place. Weak job growth and higher energy costs are thought to be potential headwinds as well for the remodeling and DIY sides of the business. Weather also played a factor as poor conditions disrupted and postponed some projects. In response to the harsh housing environment, companies like Louisiana-Pacific Corp. have worked to cut costs and improve their liquidity. Investors looking for complimentary research on Louisiana-Pacific Corp. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/LPX290411.pdf for our new report.

While they wait for the housing market to improve, there are some hopes that they will benefit from the rapid growth in emerging markets where appetites for lumber may provide new demand. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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