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Technicals and Fundamentals: Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC)

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Vulcan Materials Company is in the basic materials sector and building materials industry. The company CEO is J. Hill. Vulcan Materials Co is a producer of construction aggregates including crushed stone, sand and gravel; and asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete in the United States. These materials are used to build the roads, tunnels, bridges, railroads and airports.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VMC stock showed a previous change of 2.07% with an open at 104.13 and a close of 105.61. It reached an intraday high of 106.02 and a low of 103.47.

PR Newswire:  Vulcan Increases Quarterly Dividend On Common Stock

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $13.9b with 132.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 131.5m shares. Trading volume reached 1,984,123 shares compared to its average volume of 1,170,144 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Vulcan Materials Company shares returned 0.30% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.80%. Over three months, it changed 2.12%. In one year it has changed -16.14% and within that year its 52-week high was 134.44 and its 52-week low was 82.52. VMC stock is 27.98% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 111.59 and a 50 day moving average of 101.26. Currently VMC stock is trading -5.36% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

CNBC:  Trade could be the biggest catalyst in week ahead

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.46 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 23.68. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.87. The TTM EPS is 3.81, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.72.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.40
06-30-2018:  1.23
03-31-2018:  0.44
12-31-2017:  0.74

The dividend per share is currently 1.24, which is a dividend yield of 1.17%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.55%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 82.62, which means it may be overvalued by -27.83%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.40% of insider ownership and 142.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,687,941, which is 4.31% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 5.27. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.89

CNBC:  Trade could be the biggest catalyst in week ahead

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.63%, return on assets is 7.45%, profit margin is 11.89%, price-to-sales is 4.15 and price-to-book is 2.66.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.