Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for USG Corp. (NYSE: USG):

  • 9/23/2016 – USG Corp. is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Corp.. They set a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/22/2016 – USG Corp. had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Group from $33.00 to $29.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 9/19/2016 – USG Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Vertical Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2016 – USG Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 9/13/2016 – USG Corp. was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/13/2016 – USG Corp. was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital Markets from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/31/2016 – USG Corp. was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 8/30/2016 – USG Corp. had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/29/2016 – USG Corp. had its price target raised by analysts at SunTrust Banks Inc. from $33.00 to $35.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/26/2016 – USG Corp. is now covered by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They set a “neutral” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/3/2016 – USG Corp. had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group.
  • 7/27/2016 – USG Corp. had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group from $32.00 to $33.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

USG Corp. (NYSE:USG) traded up 3.85% on Friday, hitting $27.23. 1,939,095 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. USG Corp. has a one year low of $15.85 and a one year high of $30.84. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.38 and a 200-day moving average of $26.99. The stock has a market cap of $3.97 billion, a PE ratio of 3.91 and a beta of 1.96.

USG Corp. (NYSE:USG) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1,000 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. USG Corp. had a net margin of 26.60% and a return on equity of 21.37%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that USG Corp. will post $1.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Kenneth R. Banas sold 11,557 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.04, for a total transaction of $324,058.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 15,356 shares in the company, valued at $430,582.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Jennifer F. Scanlon sold 9,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.13, for a total transaction of $251,223.80. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 34,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $934,140.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials. The Company produces a range of products for use in new residential, new nonresidential, and residential and nonresidential repair and remodel construction, as well as products used in certain industrial processes. The Company’s segments include Gypsum, Ceilings, Distribution, and USG Boral Building Products.

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