Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC)

Joann Johnston
January 18, 2018

During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.01 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Vulcan Materials will post 3.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The Qci Asset Management Inc holds 294,005 shares with $17.04 million value, up from 287,409 last quarter. Vulcan Materials Company has $158.0 highest and $96 lowest target. The stock increased 0.91% or $1.2169 during the last trading session, reaching $134.9069. About 555,315 shares traded or 11.20% up from the average. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 10.59% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.11% the S&P500.

Kraton Corporation produces and sells styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 1.92% whereas Month Volatility is at 2.46%. The firm offers performance products comprising unhydrogenated SBCs, which are primarily used in paving, roofing, adhesives, sealants, coatings, and footwear applications; and specialty polymers consisting of hydrogenated SBCs that are used in polymer modification, lubricant additives, personal care, adhesives and coatings, and cable gels, as well as in medical, industrial, consumer, and other applications. It has a 46.97 P/E ratio. The firm also provides research services to its clients. 2,522 The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) shares with value of $616,499 were sold by Verbeck Robert E. Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold VMC shares while 159 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. There were 63 sold out positions, amounting to 2.1 million shares. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Limited Liability Co holds 15 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parkside State Bank Trust invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). State Treasurer State Of Michigan has invested 0.04% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). The construction company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.40 by ($0.36).

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co holds 5.68% of its portfolio in AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. for 1.59 million shares. During the same quarter past year, the business earned $0.95 earnings per share. The insider, MILLS MICHAEL R, now holds 34,481 shares of VMC. Stephens Incorporated Ar holds 2,387 shares. Private Ocean Limited Liability Co has invested 0.02% in HP Inc. Harvey Capital owns 40,625 shares. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Bank of America.

Among 14 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Bank of America maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Thursday, October 19 with "Neutral" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) rating on Monday, August 28. The stock of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has "Sell" rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Standpoint Research. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, August 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $122.0 target. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by Miller Tabak with "Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy".

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More notable recent Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) news were published by: which released: "Vulcan Materials Closes Acquisition of Aggregates USA" on January 02, 2018, also with their article: "DAVENPORT & Co LLC Buys Vulcan Materials Co, Comcast Corp, Medtronic PLC ..." published on January 17, 2018, published: "Vulcan Materials' Inorganic Drive Strong, Bad Weather Hurts" on December 21, 2017. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.16, while the High earnings estimate is $0.48.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter a year ago was $0.5. VMC's profit will be $100.54 million for 44.07 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. First Dallas Securities Inc holds 20,523 shares. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.01 earnings per share. After $1.51 actual earnings per share reported by Kraton Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.68% negative EPS growth.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $38.82 million activity.

The stock increased 1.12% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $27.05. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (AB) has declined 7.46% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 458,024 shares of the construction company's stock worth $58,797,000 after acquiring an additional 29,030 shares in the last quarter. The New Hampshire-based Lumbard & Kellner Llc has invested 2.83% in the stock. East Coast Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $93.61 billion market cap company.

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