Stifel Nicolaus analyst Michael Widner strikes a cautions tone on homebuilder USG (USG -2.6%),...

|About: USG Corporation (USG)|By:, SA News Editor

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Michael Widner strikes a cautions tone on homebuilder USG (USG -2.6%), as he projects growth in housing starts of 15%-20%, well-below the rosy forecasts of many industry watchers. He also notes that a warm winter might have boosted housing market stats unnaturally high and tells investors not to become too enamored with major USG-stakeholder Warren Buffett's jawboning on the sector.