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) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Vulcan Materials Company fell $0.70 (-1.1%) to $65.03 on light volume. Throughout the day, 591,410 shares of Vulcan Materials Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 962,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $65.00-$66.48 after having opened the day at $65.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.73. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were:
), down 9.1%,
), down 6.2%,
), down 5.8% and
), down 5.3%.
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Vulcan Materials Company engages in the production and sale of construction aggregates, as well as asphalt mix, ready-mixed concrete, and cement primarily in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Aggregates, Concrete, Asphalt Mix, and Cement. Vulcan Materials Company has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Vulcan Materials Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Vulcan Materials Company
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.
- You can view the full Vulcan Materials Company Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 5.6%,
), up 3.7% and
), up 3.4% , were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with
) being today's featured materials & construction industry leader.
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