USG Reaches New 52-Week High (USG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- USG (NYSE: USG) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $26.54, above its previous 52-week high of $26.26 with 1.8 million shares traded as of 1:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

USG has a market cap of $2.71 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 148.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of building materials worldwide.

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TheStreet Ratings rates USG as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. You can view the full USG Ratings Report.

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