USG Corporation is part of the basic materials sector and building materials industry. The company CEO is Jennifer F. Scanlon. USG Corp produces wallboard and ceiling tile in the United States. The company manufactures and sells gypsum wallboard drywall, wallboard finishing materials, tile backers and underlayment, and ceiling tile and grid used for construction.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The USG shares had a previous change of -0.05% which opened at 43.49 and closed at 43.48. It moved to an intraday high of 43.50 and a low of 43.47.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, USG shares returned 0.16% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.88%. Over three months, it changed 0.86%. In one year it has changed 6.56% and within that year its 52 week high was 43.50 and its 52 week low was 39.73. USG stock is 9.44% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 42.90 and a 50 day moving average of 43.23. Right now, USG stock is trading 1.34% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

Business Wire:  Knauf Completes Acquisition of USG Corporation

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $6.1b with 140.1m shares outstanding and a float of 137.6m shares. Trading volume was 10,059,294 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,527,400 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.28. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.53 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 1.37).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

4thQtr 2018Reported 02-14-2019: 0.30
3rdQtr 2018Reported 10-25-2018: 0.41
2ndQtr 2018Reported 07-25-2018: 0.41
1stQtr 2018Reported 04-25-2018: 0.25
4thQtr 2017Reported 02-01-2018: -0.44

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of USG Corporation; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 7.10% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 110.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 6,474,134, which was 4.62% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.06. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.



The beta was calculated to be 0.65.

Business Wire:  Knauf Completes Acquisition of USG Corporation

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 5.21%, profit margin is 6.20% and price-to-book is 3.17.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
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