Were Analysts Bullish USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) This Week?

December 7, 2017 - By Vivian Park

 Were Analysts Bullish USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) This Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.19, from 0.81 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 34 investors sold USG Corporation shares while 78 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 166.18 million shares or 30.74% more from 127.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
First Mercantile Trust Com invested in 5,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Bancorp Of New York Mellon Corp stated it has 618,252 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Punch Assoc Mngmt owns 100,800 shares. River And Mercantile Asset Mgmt Llp owns 23,950 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Walleye Trading Llc reported 4,054 shares. North Carolina-based Mcmillion Capital Inc has invested 1.38% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). American Century Cos, a Missouri-based fund reported 469,383 shares. Lpl Fincl Lc holds 0.01% or 49,219 shares in its portfolio. The Ohio-based Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio has invested 0.01% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Hsbc Hldgs Pcl accumulated 9,433 shares. Greylin Inv Mangement owns 917,275 shares for 6.14% of their portfolio. Hanson Mcclain owns 265 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 1.95 million are held by State Street Corporation. 12,683 were accumulated by First Republic Invest.

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. USG Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Saturday, August 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of USG in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital upgraded USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) on Thursday, July 27 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) on Thursday, June 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Monday, September 18 with “Neutral”. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 22 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, August 28. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Monday, September 11. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, September 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Below is a list of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) latest ratings and price target changes.

15/11/2017 Broker: Macquarie Research Rating: Neutral Old Target: $35.00 New Target: $36.00 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: $30 New Target: $38 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $26 New Target: $31 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $34.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $34 New Target: $37 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Sell Downgrade
26/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $37.37. About 1.18 million shares traded. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 0.17% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, makes and sells building materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.10 billion. The companyÂ’s Gypsum segment makes and markets gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. It has a 11.99 P/E ratio. This segment offers gypsum panels, as well as joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under the Sheetrock brand; cement board under the Durock brand; backerboard that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayments under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air-water barrier system and industrial gypsum under the ExoAir 430 brand.

More recent USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “USG Corporation to Expand Ceilings Portfolio with Acquisition of Ceilings Plus” on November 14, 2017. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “USG Corporation Completes Acquisition of Ceilings Plus” on November 30, 2017. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “USG Corporation to Host Inaugural Investor Day” with publication date: November 16, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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