Vulcan Reaches New 52-Week High (VMC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $54.34, above its previous 52-week high of $54.30 with 165,109 shares traded as of 12:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 699,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Vulcan has a market cap of $6.97 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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.

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

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