USG Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (NYSE:USG)
Shares of USG (NYSE:USG) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $32.63.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on USG shares. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of USG from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $27.40 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of USG in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have a $32.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $34.00. Finally, analysts at Wedbush cut their price target on shares of USG from $33.00 to $31.00 in a research note on Monday, July 28th.
USG (NYSE:USG) opened at 29.52 on Thursday. USG has a one year low of $23.58 and a one year high of $36.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.9 and a 200-day moving average of $30.51. The company has a market cap of $4.268 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.46.
USG (NYSE:USG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $948.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1,000.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that USG will post $1.38 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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