USG Co. (NYSE:USG) insider Joseph W. Holmes sold 2,570 shares of USG stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.26, for a total transaction of $98,328.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

USG (NYSE:USG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47. USG had a net margin of 14.93% and a return on equity of 12.90%. The business had revenue of $795.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $790.54 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.46 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that USG Co. will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on USG. ValuEngine downgraded shares of USG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (up previously from $28.00) on shares of USG in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Nomura dropped their target price on shares of USG from $32.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, September 18th. TheStreet downgraded shares of USG from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of USG from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. USG has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.77.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of USG during the 3rd quarter valued at about $170,000. Beck Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in USG during the 3rd quarter valued at about $327,000. Thompson Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in USG by 10.1% during 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 period. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in USG by 27.2% during 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 period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC boosted its stake in USG by 3.5% during 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 period. 85.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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USG Company Profile

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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