Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. Though building material maker USG
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 93% of the 1,921 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why USG will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Improving demand
While the downturn has taken a toll on USG's markets, the company reported some stabilization and improvement in demand in its latest quarter. The upbeat outlook from major customer Home Depot
2. Housing uptick
With much of the demand for USG's products coming from new home construction, some investors like the recent positive trends in that sector. Homebuilders Toll Brothers
3. Tighter ship
Like many other companies, USG scaled back operations and slashed costs during the downturn, and expects to benefit when a recovery finally takes hold. With leaner operations and positive signs in the economy, some CAPS members see USG in a good position to take advantage and improve its bottom line going forward.
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