USG Co. (NYSE:USG) insider John M. Reale sold 7,535 shares of USG stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.89, for a total transaction of $285,501.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of USG Co. (NYSE USG) traded down $0.45 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $37.71. 787,189 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,618,203. The firm has a market cap of $5,330.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 1.20. USG Co. has a 52 week low of $25.60 and a 52 week high of $38.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54.

USG (NYSE:USG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47. The company had revenue of $795.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $790.54 million. USG had a net margin of 14.93% and a return on equity of 12.90%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that USG Co. will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in USG. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of USG in the 3rd quarter valued at $170,000. Beck Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of USG in the 3rd quarter valued at $327,000. Thompson Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of USG by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. now owns 12,250 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $355,000 after purchasing an additional 1,125 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank lifted its stake in shares of USG by 27.2% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 15,920 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $462,000 after purchasing an additional 3,404 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC lifted its stake in shares of USG by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 18,769 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $545,000 after purchasing an additional 631 shares during the last quarter. 85.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research firms have weighed in on USG. ValuEngine cut shares of USG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price objective (up from $28.00) on shares of USG in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Nomura lowered their price objective on shares of USG from $32.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 18th. TheStreet cut shares of USG from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of USG from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.77.

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About USG

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials. The Company’s segments include Gypsum, Ceilings and USG Boral Building Products (UBBP). It 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.

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