Vulcan Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (VMC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 2.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading down $3.13 (-8.2%) at $35.24 as of 3:59 p.m. ET.

Vulcan has a market cap of $5.05 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Vulcan Ratings Report.

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