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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Vulcan Materials Company, VMC

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 14991.43. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1988, Vulcan Materials Company, VMC performance year to date is 15.52%. Today Vulcan Materials Company, VMC has gained -0.17%, with a current price of 108.91.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 22.50%. Return of assets are at 4.30%, with return on investment at 7.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Vulcan Materials Company, VMC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.44. While Total debt/equity is 0.44. With a profit margin of 9.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.80%, and operating margin of 18.40%. Vulcan Materials Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 2.

For the last year Vulcan Materials Company, VMC has seen a EPS growth of 10.70%. A performance for the year of 9.71%. The 52-week high is -14.23%, and the 52-week low is 38.92%. The average volume for Vulcan Materials Company, VMC is 53535.

With a target price of 129.09, 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 40.3 and a forward P/E of 23.25. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.81. Vulcan Materials Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.16 and 3.25 respectively. For P/cash, Vulcan Materials Company has a value of 163.13, while it is 123.9 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 108.91, Vulcan Materials Company has a dividend yield of 0.73%. We see a return on equity of 8.00%.

Looking more long-term Vulcan Materials Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 22.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 37.30% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.70% for this year and for the last five years a 32.90% 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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