June 30, 2015

“Lighter weight means transportation efficiencies, productivity gains, reduced fatigue during handling and possible safety benefits.” 

March 19, 2015

USG got the best of Thursday's headwinds, increasing 3.51% to a share price of $26.28.

February 11, 2015

The picture for HBSDealer stocks wasn't quite as sunny as yesterday's, with USG taking the biggest hit at a decrease of 2.87%.

February 5, 2015

USG was down 5.39% after the release of its quarterly earnings report, which showed a net loss in operating profit.

December 11, 2014

The ProDealer Industry Summit is the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association’s annual Super Bowl — a national event combining advocacy, networking and education. If you’re in the business of moving building products, this is the conference for you — by definition, and by design.

[Full disclosure: The Summit is co-hosted by the NLBMDA and Home Channel News. Supplemental disclosure: The 2015 Summit is slated for Oct. 28-30 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.]

October 21, 2014

USG was Tuesday's big winner on a bullish day overall, rising more than 4% to a share price of $27.76.

July 23, 2014

Chicago-based Building materials company USG is looking to highlight the best drywall finishers by rolling out a new Building Greatness program.

The program takes the form of a contest whose winner gets a trip to the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Contestants can submit photos of drywall finishing jobs they’re proud of to USG through March 1, 2015.

June 25, 2014

USG Building Products is pitching in to help children and families in Chicago's South Side neighborhood, joining other companies and organizations at the American Institute of Architects' annual conference.

The effort will see AEC Cares, USG, Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago, Reed Construction Data and Hanley Wood join together to renovate a 30-year-old building in the neighborhood where many local infants, toddlers and preschoolers go for daycare and early learning.

April 24, 2014

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) got a leg up of 3.75%, pushing its share price to $85.53 at Thursday's close. USG had an opposite fate, falling 4.12%.

April 16, 2014

HCN's Top 30 were unanimously up at Wednesday's close, with Masco (MAS), Sears Hometown (SHOS), Stock Building Supply (STCK), Trex (TREX) and USG (USG) enjoying an especially strong headwind.

April 8, 2014

At the inaugural Best of U.S. awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Kori Ade, coach of U.S. Olympic figure skater Jason Brown, was honored with the USG Building Dreams award.

Ade had been Brown's coach for 14 years -- the only one he's ever had -- and has never missed a performance. She's seen him through 14 international trips and many junior, national and international wins. She also moved her family to help meet his training requirements.

March 31, 2014

Stocks were riding a positive wave at Friday's close, with CENT, EXP, SWK, TREX and USG getting especially good forward momentum.

February 6, 2014

 Most of the Top 30 stocks posted gains at the close of Thursday -- USG led the pack with a positive 13.42%.

January 3, 2014

Stocks made a bit of a comeback on Friday, with USG and WD-40 leading the pack.

December 5, 2013

At Thursday’s close, the 30 stocks tracked by HCN were generally down for the day. SHLD (down 1.85%) and USG (down 1.76%) paced the decliners.

September 9, 2013

USG and Universal FP (UFPI) both fared well heading into the weekend with a 4.72% and a 3.78% gain, respectively.

May 29, 2013

Most of the stocks on the HCN Stock Watch saw increases, with USG leading the pack.


February 7, 2011

Listening to a company’s quarterly earnings conference can be the equivalent of watching a CEO read a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a group of analysts grilling him on EBIT margins, payout ratios and basis points. Or it can be like panning for gold, with nuggets surfacing about store openings and closings, new products launches, new accounts with retail customers or “terminated” relationships with former customers. Competitors even talk about each other — sometimes by name — with a little prompting from analysts.

December 7, 2010

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November 10, 2008

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October 27, 2008

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October 23, 2008

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September 7, 2008

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