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Morning Trending Tickers: Vulcan Materials Company, (VMC)

Friday February 24th 2017: Vulcan Materials Company, VMC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is General Building Materials in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Vulcan Materials Company, VMC  has a market cap of 16.63 B. Since its IPO date on the 01/05/1988, Vulcan Materials Company, VMC performance year to date is 0.14%. Today Vulcan Materials Company, VMC has gained 0.68%, with a current price of 126.18.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.40%. Return of assets are at 5.30%, with return on investment at 8.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Vulcan Materials Company, VMC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.52. With a profit margin of 12.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.50%, and operating margin of 19.00%. Vulcan Materials Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.2, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Vulcan Materials Company, VMC has seen a EPS growth of 80.40%. A performance for the year of -0.39%. The 52-week high is -8.68%, and the 52-week low is 19.36%. The average volume for Vulcan Materials Company, VMC is 9612.

With a target price of 143.17, can Vulcan Materials Company, VMC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Vulcan Materials Company, VMC. Vulcan Materials Company has a P/E of 38.26 and a forward P/E of 22.81. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.69. Vulcan Materials Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.59 and 3.68 respectively. For P/cash, Vulcan Materials Company has a value of 57.96, while it is 79.89 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 126.18, Vulcan Materials Company has a dividend yield of 0.80%. We see a return on equity of 9.90%.

Looking more long-term Vulcan Materials Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 22.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 34.76% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 80.40% for this year and for the last five years a 49.00% growth has been seen.

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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