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Is Vulcan Materials Company(NYSE: VMC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/05/1988. Vulcan Materials Company is in the General Building Materials industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Vulcan Materials Company, is 915.5, and so far today it has a volume of 764000. Performance year to date since the 01/05/1988 is 31.05%.

To help you determine whether Vulcan Materials Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 57.85 and forward P/E is 26.38. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vulcan Materials Company has a value for PEG of 2.65. P/S ratio is 4.68 and the P/B ratio is 3.75. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 86.46 and 147.48 respectively.

At the current price Vulcan Materials Company is trading at, 123.98 (0.30% today), Vulcan Materials Company has a dividend yield of 0.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.14, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 34.07% after growing 10.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 155.50%, and 19.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 133.82, and the number of shares float is 132.7. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 89.40%. The float short is 1.24%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.40%, and also a return on investment of 7.10%.

The ability for Vulcan Materials Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.8, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.45 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Vulcan Materials Company has a gross margin of 26.60%, with its operating margin at 17.00%, and Vulcan Materials Company has a profit margin of 7.90%.

The 52 week high is -0.24%, with 57.88% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.75% and the 200 day simple moving average is 22.00%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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