Analyst Ratings for Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Vulcan Materials Co. (NYSE:VMC) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, VMC received an average rating of Overweight.

15 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 10 gave VMC a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for VMC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 160, which equates to a potential upside of 29.03 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 125, implying a possible loss of 0.81 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.58 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.52 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of VMC to grow at a rate of 30.34 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. VMC has a PEG ratio of 1.31.

In the last 52-weeks, VMC has achieved a high of 138.18 and a low of 105.71. Today's price is 17.3 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.26 percent lower than its 52-week high. VMC has a price/earnings ratio of 39.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VMC value stock report compares VMC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.39 billion. VMC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.