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Wall Street Equity Research

August 31, 2010 09:12 ET

Research on Weyerhaeuser and Masco - Lumber and Wood Companies Still Lost in the Woods

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Although the wood production industry is doing somewhat better than they were in the trough of 2009, the present and future for the industry are still looking gloomy. Earlier in the year the home buyer tax incentive, expansion in the Panama Canal and rebuilding in Chile provided hope and some revenue to the industry. However, July and August have seen a decrease in consumer spending and new home building, while unemployment remains high. is a specialized website where investors can have full access to free reports on lumber, wood production stocks; traders looking for analyst opinions on Weyerhaeuser Co. and Masco Corp. are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Housing starts are instrumental to the industry's success. The National Association of Home Builders reported recently that homebuilders' confidence has continued to fall in August, making it three consecutive months of decline. Exacerbating this issue is the number of foreclosed properties on the market. With so much available, buyers are often being tempted by existing properties.

The wood production industry is banking on the economic recovery and hopes it will come before they have to cut back further. At present, companies are employing a variety of methods to save on production costs, including reducing their production levels. Although the near future looks somewhat bleak, companies remain hopeful that the home construction and home improvement markets will bounce back and provide the boost they need. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting lumber, wood production companies in today's economic environment.

Earnings for this quarter for Weyerhaeuser Co. have been positive as the company sprung back to profits. Earnings were at $14 million as opposed to a loss of $106 million in the same quarter in 2009. Shareholders and investors can access the free research Weyerhaeuser Co. now by signing up at

On the other hand, Masco Corp. posted earnings per share of $0.16 cents on revenue of $2.05 billion. The has also compiled a free research on Masco Corp. that can be downloaded now by signing up at

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