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 maximum price target given was 38, implying a possible profit of 40.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 24, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.85 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 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.