NYSE:USG - USG Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$42.75 +0.06 (+0.14 %)
(As of 11/14/2018 03:35 PM ET)
Previous Close$42.69
Today's Range$42.53 - $42.89
52-Week Range$32.09 - $43.47
Volume591,551 shs
Average Volume1.85 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.95 billion
P/E Ratio23.75
Dividend YieldN/A
USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells building materials worldwide. The company's Gypsum division manufactures 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. 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 and shower systems under the Durock brand; backer board that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayment under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air barrier systems under the ExoAir 430 brand. It also provides construction plaster products under the Red Top, Imperial, Diamond, and Supremo brands; and gypsum-based products for agricultural and industrial customers. The company's Ceilings division manufactures and markets interior system products, including ceiling tiles under the Radar, Eclipse, Mars, and Halcyon brands; ceiling grids under the Donn, DX, Fineline, Centricitee, and Identitee DXI brands; specialty ceilings under the Curvatura, Compasso, Radians, Illusions, Multiples, Runways, Barz, Planx, Mirra, Corniche, Wallforms, and Parti brands; and monolithic drywall under the Ensemble brand. Its USG Boral Building Products segment manufactures, distributes, and sells various building products and mines raw gypsum, as well as sells natural and synthetic gypsum. This segment offers products under the USG Boral Sheetrock, USG Boral NextGen, Elephant, Jayaboard, Durock, and Donn DX brands. The company distributes its products through building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, specialty wallboard distributors, and contractors. USG Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Concrete, gypsum, & plaster products
Sub-IndustryBuilding Products
Current SymbolNYSE:USG
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.58
Current Ratio2.10
Quick Ratio1.52


Trailing P/E Ratio23.75
Forward P/E Ratio21.38
P/E Growth0.97

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.20 billion
Price / Sales1.86
Cash Flow$2.8125 per share
Price / Cash15.20
Book Value$13.33 per share
Price / Book3.21


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.80
Net Income$88 million
Net Margins2.75%
Return on Equity13.93%
Return on Assets6.71%


Outstanding Shares139,760,000
Market Cap$5.95 billion

USG (NYSE:USG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is USG's stock symbol?

USG trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "USG."

How often does USG pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for USG?

USG declared a dividend on Thursday, August 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 21st will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Tuesday, October 2nd. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 3rd. View USG's Dividend History.

How will USG's stock buyback program work?

USG announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, February 2nd 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were USG's earnings last quarter?

USG Co. (NYSE:USG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The construction company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.12. The construction company had revenue of $851 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $850 million. USG had a return on equity of 13.93% and a net margin of 2.75%. View USG's Earnings History.

When is USG's next earnings date?

USG is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for USG.

What price target have analysts set for USG?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for USG's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $45.00. On average, they anticipate USG's share price to reach $41.5833 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for USG.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for USG?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for USG in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for USG.

Has USG been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about USG stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. USG earned a daily sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the construction company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting USG?

USG saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,697,776 shares, an increase of 57.6% from the October 15th total of 4,884,903 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,236,140 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Approximately 6.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. View USG's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of USG's key competitors?

Who are USG's key executives?

USG's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Jennifer F. Scanlon, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Matthew Franklin Hilzinger, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Brian J. Cook, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 60)
  • Ms. Michelle M. Warner, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Gregory D. Salah, Sr. VP & Pres of Gypsum (Age 55)

Who are USG's major shareholders?

USG's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FIL Ltd (3.99%), FMR LLC (3.63%), BlackRock Inc. (2.61%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.40%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.43%) and Alpine Associates Management Inc. (1.03%). Company insiders that own USG stock include Brian J Cook, Christopher D Macey, Dominic A Dannessa, Gregory D Salah, Jeanette A Press, Jennifer F Scanlon, John M Reale, Joseph W Holmes and Matthew F Hilzinger. View Institutional Ownership Trends for USG.

Which institutional investors are selling USG stock?

USG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hsbc Holdings PLC, Harbor Island Capital LLC, BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Shayne & CO. LLC, Water Island Capital LLC and United Services Automobile Association. Company insiders that have sold USG company stock in the last year include Brian J Cook, Christopher D Macey, Dominic A Dannessa, Gregory D Salah, Jennifer F Scanlon, John M Reale, Joseph W Holmes and Matthew F Hilzinger. View Insider Buying and Selling for USG.

Which institutional investors are buying USG stock?

USG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Alpine Associates Management Inc., FIL Ltd, Gabelli Funds LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, DLD Asset Management LP, Spring Creek Capital LLC and GAM Holding AG. View Insider Buying and Selling for USG.

How do I buy shares of USG?

Shares of USG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is USG's stock price today?

One share of USG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.5452.

How big of a company is USG?

USG has a market capitalization of $5.95 billion and generates $3.20 billion in revenue each year. The construction company earns $88 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.80 on an earnings per share basis. USG employs 6,800 workers across the globe.

What is USG's official website?

The official website for USG is http://www.usg.com.

How can I contact USG?

USG's mailing address is 550 WEST ADAMS STREET DEPARTMENT 188, CHICAGO IL, 60661. The construction company can be reached via phone at 312-606-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for USG (NYSE USG)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  289 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  476 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  765
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about USG and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe USG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe USG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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