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USG Earnings: An Early Look

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/04/usg-earnings-an-early-look.aspx

Dan Caplinger
February 4, 2013

Earnings season is in full swing, with huge numbers of companies having already given their latest numbers to investors. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed knee-jerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

Let's turn to USG (NYSE: USG). The drywall maker has benefited from recent improvement in the housing industry, but will the good times last? Let's take an early look at what's been happening with USG over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report Wednesday.

Stats on USG

Analyst EPS Estimate

($0.26)

Year-Ago EPS

($0.90)

Revenue Estimate

$791 million

Change from Year-Ago Revenue

5.5%

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