NYSE:USG - USG Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$43.12 -0.03 (-0.07 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 02:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$43.15
Today's Range$43.05 - $43.14
52-Week Range$25.60 - $43.47
Volume678,217 shs
Average Volume1.56 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.00 billion
P/E Ratio23.95
Dividend YieldN/A
USG logoUSG 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.58
Current Ratio2.34
Quick Ratio1.69


Trailing P/E Ratio23.95
Forward P/E Ratio20.34
P/E Growth0.93

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.20 billion
Price / Sales1.88
Cash Flow$2.8055 per share
Price / Cash15.37
Book Value$13.04 per share
Price / Book3.31


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.80
Net Income$88 million
Net Margins3.01%
Return on Equity13.87%
Return on Assets6.78%


Outstanding Shares139,490,000
Market Cap$6.00 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 will USG's stock buyback program work?

USG announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Friday, February 2nd 2018, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were USG's earnings last quarter?

USG Co. (NYSE:USG) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 25th. The construction company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.11. The construction company earned $880 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $876.21 million. USG had a net margin of 3.01% and a return on equity of 13.87%. USG's revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.44 EPS. View USG's Earnings History.

When is USG's next earnings date?

USG is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for USG.

What price target have analysts set for USG?

12 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for USG's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $45.00. On average, they expect USG's share price to reach $41.5833 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for USG.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for USG?

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

Are investors shorting USG?

USG saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 13th, there was short interest totalling 2,896,405 shares, a drop of 51.8% from the June 29th total of 6,015,223 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,417,230 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's stock are sold short. 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)

Has USG been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about USG stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USG earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 47.87 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for USG.

Who are USG's major shareholders?

USG's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (2.70%), FMR LLC (2.00%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.62%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.44%), Water Island Capital LLC (0.67%) and Natixis (0.62%). Company insiders that own USG stock include Brian J Cook, Christopher D Macey, Dominic A Dannessa, Gregory D Salah, James S Metcalf, Jeanette A Press, Jennifer F Scanlon, John M Reale, Joseph W Holmes, Kenneth R Banas and Matthew F Hilzinger. View Institutional Ownership Trends for USG.

Which major investors are selling USG stock?

USG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Bank of America Corp DE, Greylin Investment Mangement Inc., BlackRock Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Advisors Capital Management LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 major investors are buying USG stock?

USG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Water Island Capital LLC, Gardner Lewis Asset Management L P, Natixis, Gabelli Funds LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Alpine Associates Management Inc. and MUFG Securities EMEA plc. 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 $43.12.

How big of a company is USG?

USG has a market capitalization of $6.00 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.

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:  269 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  457 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  726
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This page was last updated on 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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