Analyst action: LP, HCA

Benoit Laprade at Scotia Capital has upgraded shares of building products manufacturer Louisiana-Pacific to 'sector perform' from 'underperform.' Shares of Nashville-based LP (Ticker: LPX) are down about 6 percent year to date.

Wells Fargo analyst Gary Lieberman is the latest to come out with a recommendation on shares of the newly public HCA. He has launched coverage of the hospital giant with an 'outperform' rating and price target range of $34 to $39. HCA (Ticker: HCA) closed Monday trading at $32.08.