Maven Securities LTD Acquires Shares of 6,000 USG Co. (USG)

Maven Securities LTD acquired a new stake in shares of USG Co. (NYSE:USG) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 6,000 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of USG by 1.1% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,189,535 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $311,378,000 after purchasing an additional 77,272 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its stake in shares of USG by 1.1% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 7,189,535 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $311,378,000 after purchasing an additional 77,272 shares during the last quarter. FIL Ltd raised its stake in shares of USG by 18.3% in the third quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 5,582,900 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $241,795,000 after purchasing an additional 861,900 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in USG by 81.9% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,076,945 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $219,883,000 after acquiring an additional 2,285,345 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its position in USG by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,741,544 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $159,616,000 after acquiring an additional 93,079 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.99% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut USG from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. One 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 an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.43.

NYSE:USG remained flat at $$43.12 during mid-day trading on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,193 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,141,321. USG Co. has a twelve month low of $33.28 and a twelve month high of $43.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.62, a current ratio of 2.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The company has a market capitalization of $6.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.56, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.67.

USG (NYSE:USG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The construction company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.22). USG had a net margin of 5.88% and a return on equity of 11.65%. The company had revenue of $819.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $900.50 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that USG Co. will post 2.1 earnings per share for the current year.

In other USG news, VP Jeanette A. Press sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.25, for a total transaction 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.66% of the company’s stock.

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USG Company Profile

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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