March 11, 2011 08:39 ET

Equity Research on Owens Corning and USG Corp. - Building Materials Companies Seeing Little Domestic Demand

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The weak US housing market still poses a problem for the general building supplies industry but demand out of emerging markets is helping to sustain revenues for some companies. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Owens Corning and USG Corp. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

China is the global leader in construction at the moment and is driving most of the demand for general construction materials. Companies with operations in the area, like Owens Corning with its new Hangzhou facility, could have an edge in the region. Chicago-based USG Corp. has strong overseas operations but could benefit from a comeback for domestic construction figures. Owens Corning and USG Corp. reports are accessible for free by registering today at or  

There is some reason for domestic optimism though. An exceptionally severe winter did substantial amounts of housing damage. Housing companies specializing in roofing and siding materials may benefit from an uptick in demand as a result of repair work.

Moving forward, as the domestic housing construction market continues to show few signs of life, establishing a greater presence in emerging markets, China especially, will be key for companies in the general building materials industry.

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