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Weyerhaeuser Co WY

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U.S. Housing Demand Remains Strong Despite Pandemic; We've Increased Our 10-Year Starts Forecast

Analyst Note

| Brian Bernard, CFA, CPA |

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, and economic and political uncertainty are elevated. However, the housing market has been the bright spot of the economy, and many housing-related metrics have either returned to or exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Indeed, there's been a sharp V-shaped recovery in new- and existing-home sales, residential construction permits and starts, and homebuilder confidence. In our view, strong demand has been driven by record-low mortgage rates and suburban migration. We think that the latter has accelerated in the wake of stay-at-home mandates and civil unrest.

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Business Description

Weyerhaeuser ranks among the world's largest forest product companies. Following the 2016 sale of its pulp business to International Paper, Weyerhaeuser operates three business segments: timberlands, wood products, and real estate. Weyerhaeuser is structured as a real estate investment trust and is not required to pay federal income taxes on earnings generated by timber harvest activities. Earnings from its wood products segment are subject to federal income tax. Weyerhaeuser acquired fellow timber REIT Plum Creek in 2016.

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220 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 98104-7800
T +1 206 539-3000
Sector Real Estate
Industry REIT - Specialty
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Hard Assets
Employees 9,400

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