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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for USG Corporation (NYSE:USG)?

The company in question is, USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) currently with a stock price of 26.55 (1.41% today). The market cap for USG Corporation is 3923.33, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and General Building Materials industry. The target price for USG Corporation is 32.08. Currently USG Corporation is trading with a P/E of 3.74, and a forward P/E of 12.35. Average volume for USG Corporation is 1646.97 and so far today it is 1257002.

Performance in the last year for USG Corporation has been 2.23%. For EPS growth, USG Corporation has seen a growth of -2.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 23.77%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 29.60% over the last five years and could be 11.40% for the next five years. USG Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -7.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.46%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.72%.

Since the IPO date for USG Corporation on the 07/07/1988, USG Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 7.78%. With USG Corporation trading at 26.55, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 6.99.

So could USG Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 3.74. The PEG is 0.33, P/S is 1.01 and the P/B is at 2.44. The P/cash is 5.71, with P/free cash flow at 10.14.

USG Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.07, and total debt/equity at 1.3.

In terms of margins, USG Corporation has a gross margin of 19.70%, an operating margin of 11.80% and a profit margin of 26.60%.Payout ratio for USG Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 22.90% with return on investment coming to 30.20%.

Insider ownership for USG Corporation, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 83.50%. Outstanding shares are at 149.86. While shares float is 130.32. The float short is currently 6.82%, and short ratio is 5.39.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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