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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for USG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying potential capital gains of 40.58 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital losses of -11.21 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.85 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.1 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.82 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.42 percent in FY estimates.

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

The growth rate of USG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.46 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of USG is 1.26.

USG has a 52-week high of 34.67 and a 52-week low of 23.71. Currently the stock is 14 percent higher than its low, and 22.04 percent lower than its 52-week high. USG has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.24 billion. USG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.