There are data points all over the place about the recovery in the housing market. Home sales are up, housing starts are climbing and builder confidence is rising. Here are two more, courtesy of downtown-based materials supplier Louisiana-Pacific, which will report its Q2 results later this month. First, analysts have become much more bullish about its profit prospects for this year and next.
And second, LP shares (Ticker: LPX) have climbed more than 40 percent since the company reported its Q1 numbers.