2. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC) is up $0.71 (1.4%) to $51.64 on light volume Thus far, 226,149 shares of Vulcan Materials Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 769,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.95-$51.82 after having opened the day at $50.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.93.

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 $6.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vulcan Materials Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan Materials Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Vulcan Materials Company Ratings Report now.

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