Vulcan Story

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VMC -- USA Stock  

USD 168.28  5.87  3.37%

As many investors are getting excited about basic materials space, Vulcan Materials and United States may be going in opposite directions. We are going to analyze some of the competitive aspects of both Vulcan and United.
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Will Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) shadow United States price jump?
By analyzing existing basic indicators between Vulcan Materials and United, you can compare the effects of market volatilities on both companies' prices and check if they can diversify away market risk if combined in one of your portfolios. You can also utilize pair trading strategies for matching a long position in United with a short position in Vulcan Materials. Check out our pair correlation module for more information.

Let's begin by analyzing the assets. The asset utilization indicator refers to the revenue earned for every dollar of assets a company currently reports. Vulcan Materials has an asset utilization ratio of 58.66 percent. This suggests that the company is making $0.59 for each dollar of assets. An increasing asset utilization means that Vulcan Materials is more efficient with each dollar of assets it utilizes for everyday operations.
Out of tens of thousands of stocks, funds, and ETFs that trade on global exchanges each represent an individual company which you can analyze using comparative analysis. To determine which one of the two companies, such as Vulcan or United is a better fit for your portfolio, analyzing a few basic fundamental indicators is a good first step.

UNDERSTANDING Vulcan Materials dividends

A dividend is the distribution of a portion of Vulcan Materials earnings, decided and managed by the company's board of directors and paid to a class of its shareholders. Note, announcements of dividend payouts are generally accompanied by a proportional increase or decrease in a company's stock price. Vulcan Materials dividend payments follow a chronological order of events, and the associated dates are important to determine the shareholders who qualify for receiving the dividend payment. Vulcan one year expected dividend income is about $0.65 per share.
Vulcan Materials Dividend Yield is projected to slightly decrease based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Dividend Yield was at 0.0069. The current year Dividends per Basic Common Share is expected to grow to 1.02, whereas Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions is forecasted to decline to (103.3 M).
Last ReportedProjected for 2021
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions-95.7 M-103.3 M
Dividend Yield 0.0069  0.007082 
Dividends per Basic Common Share 0.92  1.02 
Investing in dividend-paying stocks, such as Vulcan Materials is one of the few strategies that are good for long-term investment. Ex-dividend dates are significant because investors in Vulcan Materials must own a stock before its ex-dividend date to receive its next dividend.
This type of analysis is very useful when you want to generate a past dividend schedule and payout information for Vulcan Materials. Then that information in the form of graph and calendar can be used to fully explain how Du Pont dividends can provide a real clue to its valuation.

How important is Vulcan Materials's Liquidity

Vulcan Materials financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Vulcan Materials ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Vulcan Materials financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Vulcan Materials's total debt and its cash.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions.
It is good to see analyst projects for Vulcan Materials, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Correlation Between Vulcan and United States Steel

In general, stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make individual buying and selling decisions. Stock correlation analysis is also essential because it can help investors realize that they may not be as diversified as they think. Risk management strategies are usually required to make sure all portfolios are properly aligned against their risk tolerance level. You can consider holding Vulcan Materials together with similar or unrelated positions with a negative correlation. For example, you can also add United States to your portfolio. If United States is not perfectly correlated to Vulcan Materials it will diversify some of the market risks out of the positively correlated stocks in your portfolio. However, the disadvantage of this sort of hedging is that it can potentially affect your investment returns throughout market cycles. When Vulcan Materials for example, for example, performs excellent and delivers stable returns, the negatively correlated position you locked in as a hedge may drag your returns down.
Please check pair correlation details between VMC and X for more information.


Are you currently holding both Vulcan Materials and United States in your portfolio?
Please note if you are using this as a pair-trade strategy between Vulcan Materials and United States, watch out for correlation discrepancy over time. Relying on the historical price correlations and assuming that it will not change may lead to short-term losses.

Acquisition by Denson Franklin of 3200 shares of Vulcan Materials subject to Rule 16b-3

Legal trades by Vulcan Materials insiders are very common, as founders, directors, or employees of any publicly traded firm often have stock or stock options. These trades are made public in the United States through the filing of Form 4 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Below entry was recorded recently and is publicly available as an insider trade:
Vulcan insider trading alert for grant of stock appreciation right by Denson Franklin, SVP Gen. Counsel & Secretary, on 23rd of February 2021. This event was filed by Vulcan Materials Co with SEC on 2021-02-23. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4. Denson Franklin currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary of Vulcan Materials [view details]   
Note, although insider trading is legal, in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, for mandatory reporting purposes, corporate insiders are defined as a company's officers, directors, and any beneficial owners of more than 10% of a class of the company's equity securities.

Breaking down Vulcan Materials Indicators

Revenue is income that a firm generates from business activities such us rendering services or selling goods to customers. It is a crucial part of a business and an essential item when evaluating a company's financial statements. Revenues from a firm's primary business operations can be reported on the income statement as sales revenue, net sales, or simply sales, depending on the industry in which a given company operates.
Revenue is typically recorded when cash or cash equivalents are exchanged for services or goods and can include product or services discounts, promotions, as well as early payments on invoices or services rendered in advance.

Revenue Breakdown

Now, let's check Vulcan Materials revenue. Based on the latest financial disclosure, Vulcan Materials reported 4.87 B of revenue. This is 38.03% lower than that of the Basic Materials sector and 58.16% higher than that of the Building Materials industry. The revenue for all United States stocks is 48.38% higher than that of the entity. As for United States we see revenue of 9.74 B, which is 216.33% higher than that of the Building Materials

Vulcan4.87 Billion
Sector3.08 Billion
United9.74 Billion
4.9 B
3.1 B
9.7 B

Will Vulcan price slip impact its balance sheet?

Vulcan Materials current sortino ratio builds up over 0.13. Vulcan Materials has relatively low volatility with skewness of 1.14 and kurtosis of 4.03. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Vulcan Materials to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns.

Our Final Take On Vulcan Materials

Whereas some firms in the building materials industry are either recovering or due for a correction, Vulcan may not be as strong as the others in terms of longer-term growth potentials. While some investors may not share our view, we believe it may be a good time to increase your existing holdings in Vulcan. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Vulcan Materials.

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