Hey everybody, Dave Bartosiak with Trending Stocks at Zacks.com. Timberrrrrr! That’s the sound of lumber prices finally coming back down to Earth. During the pandemic, the perfect storm hit the lumber market. Lumber mills had to shutter their doors or curb production, just like everything else during the early stages of the pandemic. Then, since everybody and their Momma’s was stuck at home, unable to go anywhere, all that excess cash on hand got spent on putting in rec rooms and building garages. This created a huge demand-side spike for lumber.
This happened before, during the easy-credit days of the housing boom leading up to the Great Recession. The lumber mills knee-jerk reaction was to increase Capex and expand production. When the bubble popped, lumber mills were left holding the bag.
In a rare moment of clarity, the lumber mills decided that this time around, that wasn’t going to fly. Rather than fall for the same trick, lumber mills held their ground like a bunch of OPEC members. They kept production at norms and let the lumber market do what it does, fluctuate dramatically. This may have upset a bunch of folks trying to buy plywood, but it kept the lumber mills from bleeding out when the bubble eventually popped.
That bubble has now popped my friend, as lumber futures have been sliced in half since early March. With lumber producers now on the defensive, what’s the next industry in line to benefit from the lower lumber prices? Let’s check out a few stocks on Zacks.com to see where the opportunity might be.
In this video, we check out Weyerhauser WY, LL LL, Home Depot HD, Beacon Roofing BECN and others.
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