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August 26, 2011 08:20 ET

Equity Research on Masco Corp. and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. - Wood Products Sector Still Struggling

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Lumber and Wood Product industry and has completed analytical research on Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: LPX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Lumber, Wood Production sector is still struggling for the same old reasons. With declining home values, high unemployment, a glut of foreclosed homes on the market, high fuel costs, rising food costs, and uncertain markets, people are simply not building, remodeling, or furnishing the volume of homes that typically provides the bedrock of demand for the sector. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Lumber and Wood Product industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Lumber and Wood Product industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Masco Corp. and Louisiana-Pacific Corp.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. found itself back in the loss column during the second quarter due to lower house starts and retail sales. Strand board sales dropped 35% and the company's overall revenue declined 19% during the quarter. Louisiana-Pacific Corp. research report is available for free by signing up now at

Still, the sector's valuations may be attractive considering the fact that a recovery in the housing markets must come at some point. Some improvement has been evident in the numbers of troubled businesses and the sector has at least one reason to be optimistic about the future. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Companies like Masco Corp. have offset some of their woes with robust demand out of international markets. The company recorded 18% growth in its international sales even as domestic figures fell during the second quarter. Still, analysts believe the second half of the year will be difficult due to the same old macroeconomic headwinds. Masco Corp. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

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