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.

VMC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 160, implying potential capital gains of 29.03 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.09 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.52 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. VMC has a PEG ratio of 1.31.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VMC hit 138.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 105.71. Currently the stock is 17.3 percent higher than its low, and 10.26 percent below the high. VMC has a P/E 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 market cap of VMC is $16.39 billion. VMC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.