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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VMC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 160, implying a possible profit of 29.03 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 125, implying a possible loss of 0.81 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.58 percent. That number becomes 2.1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.52 percent.

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 made negative revisions. 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.

The growth rate of VMC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 30.34 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 lower than its 52-week 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.