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Is there a Bearish outlook for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) this week?

December 7, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 Is there a Bearish outlook for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) this week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 0.81 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold USG Corporation shares while 78 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 166.18 million shares or 30.74% more from 127.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Millennium Management Lc has invested 0.01% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Bnp Paribas Asset Management Sa reported 100,135 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Co has invested 0.02% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Lpl Limited Liability Company holds 49,219 shares. Asset Mgmt Advsrs Lc holds 5.37% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) or 208,154 shares. Aqr Cap Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 48,003 shares. Cambridge Inv Rech Advsrs Incorporated owns 8,218 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Greenhaven Associate reported 1.14% stake. Advsr Mngmt Ltd Llc has 282,961 shares. Campbell & Inv Adviser Lc stated it has 0.24% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Aperio Group Inc holds 21,619 shares. Hanson Mcclain holds 0% or 265 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can reported 6,683 shares stake. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 0.03% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) or 66,575 shares. 200 were accumulated by Old Second National Bank & Trust Of Aurora.

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. USG Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 15 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, October 27. Macquarie Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $36 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 31. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 22 by Goldman Sachs. Below is a list of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) latest ratings and price target changes.

15/11/2017 Broker: Macquarie Research Rating: Neutral Old Target: $35.00 New Target: $36.00 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: $30 New Target: $38 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $26 New Target: $31 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $34.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $34 New Target: $37 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Sell Downgrade
26/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $37.37. About 1.18M shares traded. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 0.17% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, makes and sells building materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.10 billion. The companyÂ’s Gypsum segment makes and markets gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. It has a 11.99 P/E ratio. This segment offers gypsum panels, as well as joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under the Sheetrock brand; cement board under the Durock brand; backerboard that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayments under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air-water barrier system and industrial gypsum under the ExoAir 430 brand.

More recent USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “USG Corporation to Host Inaugural Investor Day” on November 16, 2017. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “USG Corporation to Expand Ceilings Portfolio with Acquisition of Ceilings Plus” on November 14, 2017. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “USG Corporation Completes Acquisition of Ceilings Plus” with publication date: November 30, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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