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 price target was 38, implying potential capital gains of 40.58 percent. The lowest price target was 24, which equates to a potential downside 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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of USG is 1.26.

USG has traded between a high of 34.67 and a low of 23.71 over the past year. Currently the stock is 14 percent higher than its low, and 22.04 percent below the high. 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.