Hyman Charles D lifted its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) by 3.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 131,165 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,155 shares during the quarter. Vulcan Materials makes up approximately 1.9% of Hyman Charles D’s holdings, making the stock its 15th biggest holding. Hyman Charles D’s holdings in Vulcan Materials were worth $16,838,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Main Street Research LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials by 0.7% during the fourth quarter. Main Street Research LLC now owns 89,649 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $11,508,000 after purchasing an additional 591 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials by 3.5% during the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 24,951 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $3,203,000 after purchasing an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. CI Investments Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. CI Investments Inc. now owns 465,031 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $59,696,000 after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials by 13.8% during the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 18,690 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $2,399,000 after purchasing an additional 2,266 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vulcan Materials by 6.9% during the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 48,891 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $6,276,000 after purchasing an additional 3,170 shares in the last quarter. 89.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Vulcan Materials (VMC) opened at $128.24 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 4.22, a quick ratio of 3.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. Vulcan Materials has a fifty-two week low of $108.95 and a fifty-two week high of $141.20. The stock has a market cap of $16,771.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.84.

In related news, insider Michael R. Mills sold 3,738 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $134.56, for a total transaction of $502,985.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 44,581 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,998,819.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Michael R. Mills sold 4,659 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.25, for a total transaction of $620,811.75. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 45,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,043,020.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have weighed in on VMC. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Vulcan Materials from $144.00 to $158.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vulcan Materials from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Vulcan Materials in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 price target on shares of Vulcan Materials in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Bank of America raised their price target on shares of Vulcan Materials from $129.00 to $139.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $146.13.

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Vulcan Materials Profile

Vulcan Materials Company is a supplier of construction aggregates (primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel) and a producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete. The Company operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete and Calcium. The Aggregates segment produces and sells aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates) and related products and services (transportation and other).

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