Media headlines about USG (NYSE:USG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USG earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.6891739375564 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- USG Co. (USG) Insider Joseph W. Holmes Sells 2,570 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- USG Co. (USG) Insider John M. Reale Sells 7,535 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Is USG Corporation’s (USG) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Oklahoma Oil and Gas Drilling Intents and Completions – Tulsa World (tulsaworld.com)
- Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Monday, Dec. 5 – NewsOK.com (newsok.com)
USG has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of USG in a report on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of USG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (up previously from $28.00) on shares of USG in a report on Monday, September 18th. Nomura cut their target price on shares of USG from $32.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of USG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. USG presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.77.
Shares of USG (USG) opened at $37.71 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,398.67, a PE ratio of 22.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.21. USG has a 52 week low of $25.60 and a 52 week high of $38.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a current ratio of 2.37.
USG (NYSE:USG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47. The business had revenue of $795.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $790.54 million. USG had a return on equity of 12.90% and a net margin of 14.93%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that USG will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, insider Joseph W. Holmes sold 2,570 shares of the 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 filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Brian J. Cook sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.58, for a total value of $1,037,400.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 84,538 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,923,324.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 48,430 shares of company stock valued at $1,708,333. 0.67% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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