USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) Analyst’s Long Term Pick As Shares Moved 14.25% This Year

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With their stock price currently trading around $43.04, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 24.20% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and -0.10% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

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Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)’s stock was 14.25%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 0.44%, 1.03% over the last quarter, and  6.82% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, USG Corporation’s stock is -0.10% off of the high and 2.92% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -0.10% (High), 37.28%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $41.45 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.90 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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