With a Return on Equity of 10.80% , Is Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) Jumping up on Radars?

With a market cap of 18900.27, Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) shares have seen their value move -1.74% over the past week.  The profit margin holds at 12.10% while the oeprating margin stands at 17.50%.  The stock is -6.31% removed from its 52- week peak and 58.67% away from the year’s low point.  Analysts view the stock somewhat favorably with a 2 recommendation and $156.19  expected price target over the next 12 to 18 months.  

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Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  Vulcan Materials Company’s  P/E ratio is 33.66.  

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 40.02.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

Investors have the ability to employ technical indicators when undertaking stock research. At the time of writing, Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -146.98. Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is a versatile tool that may be used to help spot an emerging trend or provide warning of extreme conditions. CCI generally measures the current price relative to the average price level over a specific time period. CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average.

The 14-day ADX for Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) is currently sitting at 11.17. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend. The ADX is a technical indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder used to determine the strength of a trend. The ADX is often used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of the trend.

Moving average indicators are used widely for stock analysis. Many traders will use a combination of moving averages with different time frames to help review stock trend direction. One of the more popular combinations is to use the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Investors may use the 200-day MA to help smooth out the data a get a clearer long-term picture. They may look to the 50-day or 20-day to get a better grasp of what is going on with the stock in the near-term. Narrowing in on Moving Averages, the 200-day for Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) is at 129.61, the 50-day is 145.85, and the 7-day is resting at 144.92. Taking a further look into additiona RSI numbers, we can see that the the 7-day sits at 30.72, and the 3-day is resting at 19.6, in addition to the aforementioned 14-day. 

Investors may be watching other technical indicators such as the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. The Williams %R is a momentum indicator that helps measure oversold and overbought levels. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period. A common look back period is 14 days. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC)’s Williams %R presently stands at -88.99. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would indicate an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would indicate an oversold situation.

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