USG (USG +2%-) gets a boost today after Credit Suisse ups the shares to Neutral on valuation and...

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

USG (USG +2%-) gets a boost today after Credit Suisse ups the shares to Neutral on valuation and raises its price target from $22 to $27. The firm says recent checks of the wallboard market indicate that price increases appear to be sticking with no significant impact to sales volume, although distributors who deal more with commercial/non-residential markets have yet to see meaningful volume improvement. It's anticipating stronger trends as the year progresses, with wallboard pricing of +20% in FY13 and +8% in FY14.