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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is General Building Materials in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM  has a market cap of 11646.32. Since its IPO date on the 2/17/1994, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM performance year to date is 35.37%. Today Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM has gained 0.18%, with a current price of 183.58.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.40%. Return of assets are at 5.10%, with return on investment at 6.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.38. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of 9.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 22.70%, and operating margin of 15.90%. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM has seen a EPS growth of 58.00%. A performance for the year of 21.35%. The 52-week high is -10.84%, and the 52-week low is 70.70%. The average volume for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM is 656600.

With a target price of 207.67, can Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., MLM. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a P/E of 32.72 and a forward P/E of 18.96. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.41. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.15 and 2.91 respectively. For P/cash, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a value of 407.21, while it is 80.82 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 183.58, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.92%. We see a return on equity of 9.00%.

Looking more long-term Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 23.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 33.94% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 58.00% for this year and for the last five years a 15.30% growth has been seen.

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