Short Interest Coverage: Today Vulcan Materials Coholding Company (NYSE:VMC) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares

November 21, 2016 - By kentuckypostne   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Coverage: Today Vulcan Materials Coholding Company (NYSE:VMC) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares

The stock of Vulcan Materials Coholding Company (NYSE:VMC) registered a decrease of 3.92% in short interest. VMC’s total short interest was 2.12M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 3.92% from 2.20 million shares, reported previously. With 1.23M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their VMC’s short positions. The short interest to Vulcan Materials Coholding Company’s float is 1.6%. The stock decreased 1.29% or $1.68 on November 18, hitting $128.2. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 18.91% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.05% the S&P500.

Vulcan Materials Company is a producer of construction aggregates and a producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete. The company has a market cap of $16.69 billion. The Firm has four divisions organized around its principal product lines: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete and Calcium. It has a 45.23 P/E ratio. The Firm operates approximately 344 aggregates facilities.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.18 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 35 funds sold all Vulcan Materials Company shares owned while 160 reduced positions. 63 funds bought stakes while 168 increased positions. They now own 112.91 million shares or 4.08% less from 117.72 million shares in 2016Q1.
American Group Inc Inc holds 0% or 56,971 shares in its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0.11% or 235,377 shares in its portfolio. California Employees Retirement Systems reported 349,700 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Moreover, Davenport And Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 2,640 shares. Navellier & Assoc holds 1.98% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 110,175 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md last reported 11.31M shares in the company. Everence Mngmt last reported 5,347 shares in the company. Lee Danner And Bass Incorporated last reported 0.19% of its portfolio in the stock. Aberdeen Asset Management Pcl Uk accumulated 24,008 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 0.04% or 307,925 shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives has 0% invested in the company for 105,638 shares. Caxton Assoc Lp accumulated 0.99% or 297,900 shares. Moreover, Sii Invs Inc Wi has 0.02% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 2,291 shares. Westwood Management Corporation Il holds 1.84% or 80,200 shares in its portfolio. Kingfisher Capital Lc accumulated 15,408 shares or 0% of the stock.

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) Ratings Coverage

Out of 10 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 7 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 70% are positive. $146 is the highest target while $96 is the lowest. The $120.63 average target is -5.90% below today’s ($128.2) stock price. Vulcan Materials Company has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Friday, August 14 with “Buy”. Bank of America downgraded the shares of VMC in a report on Wednesday, November 16 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by DA Davidson to “Neutral” on Monday, August 17. On Thursday, June 9 the stock rating was initiated by Alembic with “Neutral”. BB&T Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, May 4 report. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, June 8. Suntrust Robinson upgraded Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Wednesday, October 26 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, October 26.

VMC Company Profile

Vulcan Materials Company, incorporated on February 14, 2007, is a producer of construction aggregates (primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel) and a producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete. The Firm has four divisions organized around its principal product lines: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete and Calcium. The Firm operates approximately 344 aggregates facilities.

More recent Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 21, 2016” on November 18, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Vulcan Materials To Webcast 2016 Aggregates Day” on September 26, 2016. Al.com‘s news article titled: “Vulcan Materials Co. reports income up 13 percent despite decrease in revenues” with publication date: November 02, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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