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 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 potential capital losses 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.58 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.09 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. Today's price is 17.3 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10.26 percent. 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 market cap of VMC is $16.39 billion. VMC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.