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How to buy Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Vulcan Materials Company stock.

Vulcan Materials Company
NYSE: VMC - USD
BUILDING MATERIALS
$178.14
+$2.09 (+1.19%)

Vulcan Materials Company is a building materials business based in the US. Vulcan Materials Company shares (VMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vulcan Materials Company employs 8,847 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Vulcan Materials Company stock price (NYSE: VMC)

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Vulcan Materials Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$179.60
52-week range$113.77 - $193.78
50-day moving average $173.98
200-day moving average $170.96
Wall St. target price$193.50
PE ratio 34.291
Dividend yield $1.39 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.13

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Vulcan Materials Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $179.6 from 2021-06-04

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Is Vulcan Materials Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vulcan Materials Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vulcan Materials Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vulcan Materials Company's P/E ratio

Vulcan Materials Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Vulcan Materials Company shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Vulcan Materials Company's PEG ratio

Vulcan Materials Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5568. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vulcan Materials Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vulcan Materials Company's EBITDA

Vulcan Materials Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Vulcan Materials Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Vulcan Materials Company financials

Revenue TTM $4.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.95%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.26%
Return on equity TTM 11.76%
Profit margin 14.05%
Book value $46.25
Market capitalisation $23.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vulcan Materials Company shares

There are currently 1.6 million Vulcan Materials Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Vulcan Materials Company's "short interest". This figure is 34.7% up from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vulcan Materials Company shares can be evaluated.

Vulcan Materials Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vulcan Materials Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vulcan Materials Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vulcan Materials Company shares traded daily (recently around 963009.20245399). Vulcan Materials Company's SIR currently stands at 1.63. In other words for every 100,000 Vulcan Materials Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1630 shares are currently held short.

However Vulcan Materials Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vulcan Materials Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vulcan Materials Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vulcan Materials Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vulcan Materials Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vulcan Materials Company shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Vulcan Materials Company.

Find out more about how you can short Vulcan Materials Company stock.

Vulcan Materials Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Vulcan Materials Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Vulcan Materials Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Vulcan Materials Company's overall score of 31.75 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Vulcan Materials Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Vulcan Materials Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.54/100

Vulcan Materials Company's environmental score of 18.54 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vulcan Materials Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Vulcan Materials Company's social score

Social score: 3.35/100

Vulcan Materials Company's social score of 3.35 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vulcan Materials Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Vulcan Materials Company's governance score

Governance score: 6.86/100

Vulcan Materials Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Vulcan Materials Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Vulcan Materials Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Vulcan Materials Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Vulcan Materials Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Vulcan Materials Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.75
Total ESG percentile 66.92
Environmental score 18.54
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 3.35
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.86
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Vulcan Materials Company share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.47% of net profits

Recently Vulcan Materials Company has paid out, on average, around 29.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vulcan Materials Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vulcan Materials Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.39 per share.

While Vulcan Materials Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Vulcan Materials Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Vulcan Materials Company's most recent dividend payout was on 2 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vulcan Materials Company's shares ever split?

Vulcan Materials Company's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 10 March 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vulcan Materials Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vulcan Materials Company shares which in turn could have impacted Vulcan Materials Company's share price.

Vulcan Materials Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vulcan Materials Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $113.7719 up to $193.7794. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VMC.US volatility(beta: 0.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vulcan Materials Company's is 0.5827. This would suggest that Vulcan Materials Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vulcan Materials Company overview

Vulcan Materials Company produces and supplies construction aggregate primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt, Concrete, and Calcium. The Aggregates segment provides crushed stones, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates; and related products and services that are applied in construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and other public works, as well as in the construction of housing and commercial, industrial, and other nonresidential facilities. The Asphalt Mix segment offers asphalt mix in Alabama, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as engages in the asphalt construction paving activity in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas. The Concrete segment provides ready-mixed concrete in Maryland, Texas and Virginia, and Washington D. C. The Calcium segment mines, produces, and sells calcium products for the animal feed, plastics, and water treatment industries.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Vulcan Materials Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.19% of Vulcan Materials Company shares are held by insiders and 88.948% by institutions.
How many people work for Vulcan Materials Company?
Latest data suggests 8,847 work at Vulcan Materials Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Vulcan Materials Company?
Vulcan Materials Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Vulcan Materials Company based?
Vulcan Materials Company's address is: 1200 Urban Center Drive, Birmingham, AL, United States, 35242
What is Vulcan Materials Company's ISIN number?
Vulcan Materials Company's international securities identification number is: US9291601097
What is Vulcan Materials Company's CUSIP number?
Vulcan Materials Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 929160109

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