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USG

USG

$31.26

1.84 (6.25%)

, CBPX

Continental Building

$25.60

1.25 (5.13%)

17:04
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Gypsum stocks jump after peer National Gypsum announces price increase

Shares of companies exposed to the gypsum wallboard sector closed higher on Wednesday after trade group Gypsum Today reported that North Carolina-based producer National Gypsum announced January 2018 price increases. Shares of USG (USG) closed up over 6% to $31.26%,Continental Building (CBPX) closed up over 5% to $25.60 and Eagle Materials (EXP) closed up almost 3% to close at $105.07.

USG

USG

$31.26

1.84 (6.25%)

CBPX

Continental Building

$25.60

1.25 (5.13%)

EXP

Eagle Materials

$105.07

2.9 (2.84%)

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    Sep

USG USG
$31.26

1.84 (6.25%)

07/27/17
BOFA
07/27/17
DOWNGRADE
Target $31
BOFA
Neutral
USG downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst John Lovallo downgraded USG to Neutral and cut its price target to $31 from $38 citing the disappointing Q2 report. The analyst said wallboard utilization remains depressed and the ceilings business is also challenged due to low growth and incremental competition.
07/24/17
KING
07/24/17
DOWNGRADE
KING
Neutral
USG downgraded to Neutral from Buy at CL King
06/22/17
FBCO
06/22/17
INITIATION
Target $24
FBCO
Underperform
USG initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Susan Maklari initiated USG with an Underperform and a $24 price target based on expectations for continued relative weakness in wallboard, expected raw material inflation, an increasing competitive environment from low growth, and risks associated with the sale of L&W Supply.
06/15/17
CLVD
06/15/17
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Cleveland Research sees downside to USG quarter on softer demand, pricing
CBPX Continental Building
$25.60

1.25 (5.13%)

11/22/16
GHSC
11/22/16
INITIATION
GHSC
Neutral
Continental Building initiated with a Neutral at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Matt McCall initiated Continental Building with a Neutral citing pricing pressures and rising costs that will pressure margins.
02/24/17
RBCM
02/24/17
NO CHANGE
RBCM
Continental Building should be bought on weakness, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Robert Wetenhall says that Continental reported "solid" Q4 results, while the company appears poised to generate strong free cash flow going forward. Wetenhall supports the company's decision to invest in its business and repurchase its stock. He keeps a $26 price target on the shares and recommends buying them on weakness.
01/05/17
LEHM
01/05/17
INITIATION
Target $25
LEHM
Equal Weight
Continental Building initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays
Barclays analysts Michael Dahl initiated Continental Building with an Equal Weight and a $25 price target.
EXP Eagle Materials
$105.07

2.9 (2.84%)

06/29/17
LBOW
06/29/17
NO CHANGE
LBOW
Cement checks positive, says Longbow
After conducting a survey, Longbow analyst Garik Shmois says the "very strong" volume outlook supports his view that cement sales will jump by mid to high single digit percentage levels in 2H17. He keeps Buy ratings on CEMEX (CX), Martin Marietta (MLM), and Summit Materials (SUM). He keeps a Neutral rating on Eagle Materials (EXP).
07/31/17
SBSH
07/31/17
UPGRADE
Target $110
SBSH
Buy
Eagle Materials upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Scott Schrier upgraded Eagle Materials to Buy saying the stock's recent weakness creates a "compelling entry point" for investors looking to benefit from cyclical upside from residential and public spending. The analyst lowered his price target for the shares to $110 from $115. He believes wallboard margins appear to be better than feared and that most of the frac sand momentum is now out of the stock.
07/31/17
STPT
07/31/17
UPGRADE
Target $115
STPT
Buy
Eagle Materials upgraded to Buy from Hold at Standpoint Research
Standpoint Research analyst Ronnie Moas upgraded Eagle Materials to Buy with a 2018-2019 price target of $115. Citi this morning also upgraded the shares to Buy. Moas cites valuation with the shares down 20% from their highs.
05/30/17
05/30/17
UPGRADE
Target $119

Overweight
Eagle Materials upgraded to Overweight at Stephens
As previously reported, Stephens analyst Trey Grooms upgraded Eagle Materials to Overweight from Equal Weight, as he views its current risk/return as favorable given the materially improved demand outlook for frac sand and his belief that all of the company's segments are "clicking simultaneously." Grooms keeps a $119 price target on Eagle Materials shares.

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