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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 1/5/1988. Vulcan Materials Company is in the General Building Materials industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Vulcan Materials Company, is 1000.36, and so far today it has a volume of 1247200. Performance year to date since the 1/5/1988 is 17.94%.

To help you determine whether Vulcan Materials Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 41.15 and forward P/E is 23.74. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Vulcan Materials Company has a value for PEG of 1.85. P/S ratio is 4.12 and the P/B ratio is 3.32. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 161.71 and 122.82 respectively.

At the current price Vulcan Materials Company is trading at, 111.39 (-1.38% today), Vulcan Materials Company has a dividend yield of 0.72%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.71, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 37.30% after growing 10.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 153.20%, and 6.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 133.42, and the number of shares float is 132.58. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 88.60%. The float short is 1.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.38. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.30%, and also a return on investment of 7.10%.

The ability for Vulcan Materials Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.1, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.44 and total debt/equity is 0.44. In terms of margins, Vulcan Materials Company has a gross margin of 27.80%, with its operating margin at 18.40%, and Vulcan Materials Company has a profit margin of 9.90%.

The 52 week high is -12.28%, with 42.09% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.20% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.24%.

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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