Reminder - Vulcan Materials (VMC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/21/13, Vulcan Materials Co ( VMC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.01, payable on 12/10/13. As a percentage of VMC's recent stock price of $55.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.02%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VMC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.01 declared by Vulcan Materials Co :

VMC+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from VMC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.07% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of VMC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Vulcan Materials Co  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VMC's low point in its 52 week range is $45.42 per share, with $60.14 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $55.71.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, VMC makes up 1.34% of the S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ETF ( SPHB) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Vulcan Materials Co shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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