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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying potential capital gains of 40.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 24, implying a possible loss of -11.21 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.85 percent. That number becomes -8.1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

USG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.46 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. USG has a PEG ratio of 1.26.

USG has a 52-week high of 34.67 and a 52-week low of 23.71. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 14 percent, and below the high by 22.04 percent. 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.