Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Investopedia: The Market Has Priced In Weyerhaeuser's Recovery

Wall Street spent much of 2012 buying into the housing recovery. From wood products companies such as Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) (up 135%), to home builders such as PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) (up 179%), to furnishings/fixtures manufacturers such as Masco (NYSE:MAS) (up 52%), quite a number of stocks tied to residential housing had significant recovery rallies in 2012. So, too, did Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY), a well-run company that includes timberland, wood products and real estate investment trusts. While timberland is likely to remain a high-quality long-term asset, and Weyerhaeuser is one of the better operators in the public market, new investors should probably wait for a pullback.

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