Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) Holdings Boosted by Covington Capital Management

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Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc increased Vulcan Materials (VMC) stake by 81.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials by 2.7% in the second quarter. Independent Consultants Incorporated invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 5,675.

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Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) slipped over -0.98% at $119.01. Therefore 69% are positive. Vulcan Materials Company had 29 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vulcan Materials from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Buy" rating by Suntrust Robinson given on Wednesday, October 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) rating on Wednesday, August 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Monday, October 9 with "Buy" rating.

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Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Vulcan Materials presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $137.83. The firm has "Buy" rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, October 3. Stephens raised Vulcan Materials from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $140.00 to $145.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Friday, August 14. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was upgraded by DA Davidson.

In other news, insider David B. Pasley sold 1,250 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,774,421 shares of the construction company's stock worth $604,822,000 after acquiring an additional 127,405 shares during the last quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q2 2017. The construction company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.22 by ($0.32). It is negative, as 44 investors sold VMC shares while 183 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 153 raised stakes. The funds in our partner's database now have: 112.23 million shares, up from 110.22 million shares in 2017Q1. Alexandria Capital LLC now owns 1,230 shares of the construction company's stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor purchased 19,235 shares of the construction company's stock, valued at approximately $2,317,000. Boston Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.04% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 13,723 shares. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.90 earnings per share. The Australia-based Westpac Banking has invested 0% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating and issued a $154.00 price target on shares of Vulcan Materials in a report on Monday, June 19th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, June 8 by Goldman Sachs. The insider now holds 24,852 shares of Vulcan Materials Company (VMC). 244,351 were reported by Ameriprise. Pathstone Family Office Llc accumulated 130 shares or 0% of the stock. Maple Capital Management holds 0.07% or 2,050 shares in its portfolio. SPHS's SI was 3.09M shares in October as released by FINRA. Adage Ptnrs Lc has 196,258 shares. Revenue during the quarter was $1.03 billion, representing 8% growth from $956.83 million in year-ago quarter. It has a 36.88 P/E ratio. The Firm offers a range of products for men and women. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. It also reduced its holding in Post Hldgs Inc (NYSE:POST) by 450,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 350,000 shares, and cut its stake in Adobe Sys Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE). Regions Fincl has invested 0.79% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Lazard Asset Limited Liability owns 125 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 22,456 are held by Bluecrest Mngmt Limited. Blair William Com Il reported 0.03% stake. 611.76 million shares or 0.92% less from 617.43 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Its up 9.19% from 2.83 million shares previously.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 13.39 million shares, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO with 12.68 million shares, PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 8.56 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 8.04 million shares, and STATE STREET CORP with 5.52 million shares. Mercer Cap Advisers stated it has 500 shares.

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