SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

December 06, 2010 08:38 ET

Analyst Study on Masco Corp. and Leucadia National Corp. - Lumber Still Suffering From Low Housing Starts

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Lumber companies had a very tough time in 2009 as sales plummeted and housing starts dropped. While the economy seems to be in an upswing, housing starts remain low and penny-conscious consumers still seem to be postponing big renovation projects. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the lumber, wood production industry. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on lumber, wood production industry; traders looking for analysis on Masco Corp., Leucadia National Corp. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

Lumber companies are continuing to suffer from reduced demand at home and many are looking to reduce costs and seek out opportunities abroad to offset poor sales. Nevertheless, there are some bright spots. Russia has recently imposed a new tax on their lumber, making US lumber more attractive to China whose demand is rising fast. Furthermore, prices have gained stability as some companies like Masco Corp. have downsized to come in line with demand, this should help to support margins over the coming quarters. Investors can register today at to download the full report on Masco Corp.

Even companies with more diversified interests such as Leucadia National Corp. are having a difficult time in the rocky economy. Some are resorting to selling off their assets in a bid to reduce debt and increase their cash flow. Investors can access free research on Leucadia National Corp. now by signing up at

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