Alert: Negative Investment/Fundamental Signals (11/29/18)-USG Corporation (NYSE: USG)

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USG Corp (NYSE: USG)

ALERT – NEGATIVE INVESTMENT/FUNDAMENTAL SIGNALS

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Negative Investment/Fundamental Signals

Extremely significant negative changes in USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) investment behavior have recently occurred: negative upside/downside volume developed, and the stock fell on very heavy volume.

Recent significant negative changes in fundamentals have impacted USG Corporation (NYSE: USG): the consensus estimate for December, 2019 decreased significantly, and significant quarterly earnings deceleration occurred.

In light of these highly negative signals we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of C. We would view the shares with caution pending completion of this review in the next several days.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

Reflecting future returns on capital that are forecasted to exceed the cost of capital, USG is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

USG has a current Value Trend Rating of C (Positive). The Value Trend Rating reflects inconsistent signals from PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s attractiveness. USG has a neutral Appreciation Score of 41 but a good Power Rating of 73, with the Positive Value Trend Rating the result.

Recent Price Action

USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) stock closed at $43.01 on 11/29/18 after a slight decline of -0.07%. Moreover, this decline was accompanied by exceptionally high trading volume at 246% of normal. The stock has been exceptionally strong relative to the market over the last nine months and has risen 0.6% during the last week.

About John Lafferty 52629 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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