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USG (USG) Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2018-04-25 seekingalpha
Welcome to the First Quarter 2018 USG Corporation Earnings Conference Call. My name is Sylvia, and I'll be your operator for today's call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Please note that this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Bill Madsen. Mr. Madsen, you may begin.
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USG Corporation 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

2018-04-25 seekingalpha
The following slide deck was published by USG Corporation in conjunction with their 2018 Q1 earnings call.
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Oakmark Global Fund: Q1 2018

2018-04-23 seekingalpha
The Oakmark Global Fund felt the downtrend’s pull and lost 2.6% in the quarter, which compares to a 1.3% loss for the MSCI World Index and a 1.0% loss for the Lipper Global Fund Index.
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2018-04-13 reuters
April 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Friday:
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Buffett's Berkshire will oppose USG board nominees after Knauf bid

2018-04-12 reuters
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) plans to vote against four board nominees proposed by USG Corp (USG.N), giving a boost to a $5.9 billion takeover bid by German’s Gebr Knauf AG that the building products company had rejected.
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Berkshire intends to oppose USG board nominees after Knauf bid

2018-04-12 channelnewsasia
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc plans to oppose board nominees proposed by USG Corp in an upcoming shareholder vote, as the wallboard maker tries to fend off a roughly US$5.9 billion takeover bid by Germany's Knauf AG.
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Knauf urges USG investors to snub building products maker's board nominees

2018-04-11 reuters
(Reuters) - Gebr Knauf KG, the German producer of building materials seeking to take over U.S. gypsum manufacturer USG Corp (USG.N), called on USG shareholders on Tuesday to pressure it to engage in deal talks by withholding their support for its board nominees.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Adds Intrigue to Unwanted USG Bid - Bloomberg

2018-04-10 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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Berkshire Hathaway Files Amended 13D on USG

2018-03-27 marketfolly
Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding its position in USG Corporation (USG). Per the filing, Berkshire owns 30.8% of the company with 43.38 million shares as of March 23rd. This is up slightly from the 39 million shares Berkshire reported owning at the end of 2017 per their most recent 13F filing. The main reason for the filing is the information below, pulled verbatim from the filing: "From time to time, beginning many years ago, executives of Gebr.
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Dow surges 669 to claw back lost ground amid news that China and U.S. may work to avert trade war

NEW YORK – News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.
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US stocks rally; Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

2018-03-26 sfgate
News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.
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USG rejects $5.9B takeover offer from rival Knauf

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — USG Corp. says a $5.9 billion takeover offer from rival building products manufacturer Knauf is inadequate.
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UPDATE 3-Buffett-backed USG rejects buyout offer from Germany's Knauf

2018-03-26 reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. building products maker USG Corp (USG.N), backed by Warren Buffett, rejected an unsolicited buyout offer from its second-biggest shareholder, Germany’s Gebr Knauf KG, saying the offer substantially undervalued the company.
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Chicago Fed's national-activity index jumps in February

2018-03-26 feeds.marketwatch
The Nobel Prize-winner slammed Trump as a “showman,” whose actions are “totally unbecoming for a president.” Full Story
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