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Louisiana-Pacific finalizes Barrier Technology acquisition

Louisiana-Pacific finalized the acquisition of International Barrier Technology, the Watkins, Minn.-based company that manufactures the fire retardant coating used in LP FlameBlock fire rated engineered wood products. The $22M agreement involved cash for shares, making Barrier a wholly-owned subsidiary of LP. Barrier shareholders approved the acquisition on Sept. 28. LP announced its intentions to purchase Barrier in July, noting that the purchase provides long-term protection on the company's continuing investment in FlameBlock market development and product sales. The trend for more fire resistance products in residential and commercial buildings continues to escalate, driven by changing building codes and their enforcement. LP will continue to honor Barrier's existing contracts and service its customers' needs. Barrier will operate as part of LP's OSB business.

LPX Louisiana-Pacific
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Micron (MU) Technology to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $30 from $32. With consensus estimates up 70% for the current fiscal year on better memory prices and margins, the major catalyst for shares has already played out, Delaney tells investors. 2. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Steve Byrne downgraded LyondellBasell (LYB) two notches to Underperform from Buy and lowered its price target to $80 from $100, telling investors supply growth is set to impact margins. The analyst said polyethylene industry is over-earning and capacity has accelerated and will result in global polyethylene supply growth that is expected to exceed demand through 2018. 3. Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari removed Lam Research (LRCX) from the Conviction Buy List given recent outperformance. The analyst maintains a Buy rating and increased his price target to $160 from $153, citing strong industry fundamentals and market share gains, among other reasons. 4. Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Arnold downgraded Consolidated Edison (ED) to Sell saying the valuation is "stretched" at current share levels. The analyst sees 7% downside to his unchanged price target of $74. 5. DA Davidson analyst Steven Chercover downgraded Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) to Neutral citing valuation following the company's Q1 results, as he believes "much of the good news on commodities" is already priced into the shares. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Louisiana-Pacific price target raised to $37 from $32 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Paul Quinn raised his price target on Louisiana-Pacific citing higher OSB prices in the wake of the recent hurricanes and the high margins of the company's siding business. He keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
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Louisiana-Pacific downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
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Louisiana-Pacific downgraded at BMO Capital
As noted earlier, BMO Capital downgraded Louisiana-Pacific to Underperform from Market Perform. As reasons for the downgrade, analyst Ketan Mamtora cited valuation and upcoming OSB supply increases. The analyst believes that the supply increases set to occur over the next 6-9 months will pressure OSB prices. Target to $24 from $22.

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