Telemetry Investments L.L.C. bought a new stake in USG Co. (NYSE:USG) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,854 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $378,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Ancora Advisors LLC purchased a new position in USG in the third quarter valued at about $130,000. People s United Financial Inc. purchased a new position in USG in the third quarter valued at about $214,000. Maven Securities LTD purchased a new position in USG in the fourth quarter valued at about $257,000. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in USG in the fourth quarter valued at about $257,000. Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia purchased a new position in USG in the third quarter valued at about $312,000. Institutional investors own 79.99% of the company’s stock.

NYSE USG traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $43.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,220 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,204,838. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a current ratio of 2.31. The company has a market cap of $6.04 billion, a PE ratio of 28.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.67. USG Co. has a fifty-two week low of $33.28 and a fifty-two week high of $43.50.

USG (NYSE:USG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The construction company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.22). The business had revenue of $819.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $900.50 million. USG had a return on equity of 11.65% and a net margin of 5.88%. On average, sell-side analysts predict that USG Co. will post 2.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered USG from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. USG presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.43.

In other USG news, VP Jeanette A. Press sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.25, for a total value of $151,375.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 27,769 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,201,009.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.66% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About USG

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells building materials worldwide. The company's Gypsum division manufactures 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.

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