USG Corp. Hits New 52-Week High at $33.67 (USG)
USG Corp. (NYSE:USG) set a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The stock traded as high as $33.67 and last traded at $33.22, with a volume of 5,191,376 shares. The stock had previously closed at $29.44.
USG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of USG Corp. from $34.00 to $36.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, January 27th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on shares of USG Corp. in a research note to investors on Monday, December 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of USG Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, November 13th. They now have a $30.60 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. USG Corp. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $31.60.
USG Corp. has a one year low of $21.35 and a one year high of $32.39. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $29. and its 200-day moving average is $27.10. The company has a market cap of $3.626 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 86.08.
USG Corp. (NYSE:USG) last released its earnings data on Thursday, February 6th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $915.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $907.49 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.11) earnings per share. USG Corp.’s revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that USG Corp. will post $0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), through its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials.
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