A Look At Insider Reactions To Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)


As of Wednesday close, Vulcan Materials Company’s (NYSE:VMC) stock traded at $182.28. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 497,900 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $5.49 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 821,845, while in the previous 50 days, it was 778,840.

Since last month, VMC stock rose 12.32%. Shares of the company fell to $154.63 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $213.65 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $137.54. Since the beginning of this year, VMC’s stock price has dropped by -12.19% or -$25.30, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -14.68% since its 52-week high.

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VMC stock investors should be aware that Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 170 days ago on Jun 07. Clement David P, the Senior Vice President of the company, disposed of 3,377 shares for $165.23 on Jun 07. It resulted in a $557,985 divestment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) has a P/E ratio of about 39.85. The stock’s beta is 0.77. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.31, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.54, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 97.66 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.40 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.40. On Friday February 11 2022, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Vulcan Materials Company’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.57, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.62. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 21.70% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 13.50%. Based on annual data, VMC earned $1.37 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.55 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 8.90%.

In Vulcan Materials Company’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $3.87 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VMC’s revenue rose 27.38% to $1.95 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.09 billion. While analysts expected Vulcan Materials Company to report $1.69 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.53 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -9.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $524.2 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Vulcan Materials Company were 7.74 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $4.83 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $132.91 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Vulcan Materials Company’s (VMC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 19.09%, the RSI 9-day stood at 71.04% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Vulcan Materials Company price is up by +3.11% percent or $5.49. At present, VMC shares trade +12.93% above its 20-day simple moving average and +26.03% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +13.77% above its SMA50 and -1.79% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 85.79% and Stochastic coefficient D was 81.44%, while ATR was 4.61. Given the Stochastic reading of 84.87% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 66.96%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.76, while the 14-day reading stands at 4.73.

Analyst Ratings

Vertical Research upgraded its rating on Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) to a Buy in a note to investors on September 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, VMC is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Vulcan Materials Company stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $194.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $165.50 – $250.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) will achieve an average price target of $199.07.


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