Were Analysts Bullish USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) This Week?

June 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) LogoInvestors sentiment is 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It has no change, as 28 investors sold USG Corporation shares while 81 reduced holdings. only 40 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 112.04 million shares or 0.95% less from 113.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Shayne Company Lc invested 5.84% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Gmt Cap invested 0.52% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Deutsche State Bank Ag holds 0% or 157,772 shares. Salient Lta stated it has 26,000 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Tig invested in 0.42% or 190,877 shares. Barnett invested 0.75% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Peak6 Invs Lp owns 0.04% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) for 250,265 shares. Swiss Savings Bank stated it has 162,100 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 500 are owned by Tower Capital Lc (Trc). Macquarie Grp Limited owns 2.28M shares. Northern Tru stated it has 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Freestone Cap Holding Llc reported 37,321 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Mark Sheptoff Finance Planning Limited Liability accumulated 0.38% or 13,575 shares. Dudley Shanley Inc reported 765,650 shares. Cap Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 1,716 shares in its portfolio.

Since June 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $620,252 activity.

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering USG (NYSE:USG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. USG has $44 highest and $3400 lowest target. $39.45’s average target is -8.66% below currents $43.19 stock price. USG had 27 analyst reports since January 5, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of USG in report on Friday, January 5 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Credit Suisse. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Barclays Capital. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, June 12. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $42 target in Thursday, January 25 report. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 17. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, February 6 report. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Hold” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, June 12. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, June 12 report. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 23. Below is a list of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/06/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $42 New Target: $42 Maintain
12/06/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $41 New Target: $44 Downgrade
12/06/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold Downgrade
12/06/2018 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold Downgrade
27/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $24 Upgrade
25/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Sell New Target: $34.0000 Downgrade
23/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0000 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0000 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $34 New Target: $42 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0000 Maintain

The stock increased 0.21% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $43.19. About 2.10 million shares traded or 18.03% up from the average. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 45.47% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.90% the S&P500.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, makes and sells building materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.02 billion. The companyÂ’s Gypsum segment makes and markets gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. It has a 91.31 P/E ratio. This segment offers gypsum panels, as well as joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under the Sheetrock brand; cement board under the Durock brand; backerboard that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayments under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air-water barrier system and industrial gypsum under the ExoAir 430 brand.

More recent USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Knauf to acquire USG in $7 billion deal” on June 11, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “USG INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC …” on June 12, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Warren Buffett’s Happy. And You Should Be Too” with publication date: June 12, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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