Analyst Ratings for USG Corp. (USG)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to USG Corp. (NYSE:USG) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, USG received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 6 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for USG. The highest price target was 38, implying potential capital gains of 40.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 24, implying a possible loss of -11.21 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.85 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.1 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.82 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -9.42 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of USG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.46 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of USG is 1.26.

In the last 52-weeks, USG has achieved a high of 34.67 and a low of 23.71. Today's price is 14 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 22.04 percent. USG has a price/earnings ratio of 18.28. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The USG value stock report compares USG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of USG is $4.24 billion. USG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.