Analysts expect USG Co. (NYSE:USG) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for USG’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.35 and the highest is $0.49. USG posted earnings of $0.44 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 9.1%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that USG will report full year earnings of $1.67 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.63 to $1.76. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $2.12 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.02 to $2.26. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for USG.

USG (NYSE:USG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47. The firm had revenue of $795.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $790.54 million. USG had a net margin of 14.93% and a return on equity of 12.90%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.46 EPS.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of USG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price objective (up previously from $28.00) on shares of USG in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Nomura reduced their price objective 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 lowered shares of USG from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of USG from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.77.

Shares of USG (NYSE USG) opened at $37.31 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 2.37 and a quick ratio of 1.73. USG has a twelve month low of $25.60 and a twelve month high of $38.91. The firm has a market cap of $5,398.67, a PE ratio of 22.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.21.

In related news, insider Brian J. Cook sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.58, for a total transaction of $1,037,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 84,538 shares in the company, valued at $2,923,324.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Dominic A. Dannessa sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.41, for a total transaction of $162,050.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,713 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,000,118.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 48,430 shares of company stock valued at $1,708,333. Corporate insiders own 0.67% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of USG. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in USG by 27.8% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 21,619 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $627,000 after acquiring an additional 4,697 shares in the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its position in USG by 3.5% during the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 18,769 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $545,000 after acquiring an additional 631 shares in the last quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. raised its position in USG by 10.1% during the second quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. now owns 12,250 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $355,000 after acquiring an additional 1,125 shares in the last quarter. Hosking Partners LLP raised its position in USG by 1.6% during the second quarter. Hosking Partners LLP now owns 228,640 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $6,635,000 after acquiring an additional 3,681 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management raised its position in USG by 5.5% during the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 757,318 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $21,977,000 after acquiring an additional 39,500 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.80% of the company’s stock.

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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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