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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Vulcan Materials Company



) is tomorrow, February 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $45.77 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Vulcan has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vulcan has a market cap of $6 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

materials & construction

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industry. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Vulcan Materials Company engages in the production and sale of construction aggregates for the infrastructure industry primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix and Concrete, and Cement.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan as sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally weak debt management and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full

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