Vulcan Materials Co

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    News

    7 Infrastructure Stocks That May Benefit From the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

    By Adam Goodpasture
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    News

    Buy U.S. Concrete Stock Before It Merges With Vulcan Materials

    By Danielle Letenyei
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    Fund Managers

    Maverick Capital Sells Its Position in Martin Marietta Materials

    MLM’s 4Q14 net sales were up 59% to $779.5 million, compared with net sales of $491.4 million in 4Q13. It beat its 4Q14 revenue estimates by $84 million.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Basic Materials

    What Are Mario Gabelli’s Top Infrastructure Plays?

    In light of a Trump presidency, Gabelli advises investors to bet on infrastructure plays such as Mueller Industries (MLI) and Vulcan Materials (VMC).

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Basic Materials

    Why are some municipal bond variants out of vogue right now?

    Although the BABs program expired on December 31, 2010, the government plans on permanently reinstating it, as this has proven popular with issuers and institutional investors alike.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Basic Materials

    The Outlook for the Vulcan Materials Company

    The Vulcan Materials Company’s (VMC) revenue grew 5% and 7% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively. Aggregates, concrete, and calcium drove the growth in 2016, offset by asphalt mix.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Basic Materials

    What’s Led to Vulcan Materials’ Upward Dividend Yield Curve

    Vulcan’s dividend yield Vulcan Materials’ (VMC) 100% dividend-per-share growth in 2016 has been followed by 25% growth in 2017. Its dividend yield curve has sloped upward due to growth in its dividend per share and a sharp drop in its stock price growth. Its stock price has risen 1% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 32% in 2016. The company, like the overall […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Trump’s Fiscal Stimulus Boost Global Economic Growth in 2017?

    According to Goldman Sachs’s Jan Hatzius, the momentum in economic activity gained in 3Q16, and the Trump administration’s fiscal measures could help the economy to grow in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Natural Resource Partners’ VantaCore Operations Entail?

    Natural Resource Partners’ (NRP) VantaCore is one of the top 25 aggregates producers in the US.

    By Sheldon Krieger
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Causing the MFS Growth Fund’s Performance to Fall?

    Although it remains an above average YTD performer among the 12 funds in this review, MFEGX has slipped from the top spot in the one-year period.

    By David Ashworth
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    Basic Materials

    Why FMC’s Health and Nutrition Segment’s Revenue Fell in 2Q16

    In 2Q16, FMC Corporation’s (FMC) Health and Nutrition segment reported revenue of $195 million, representing 24.1% of FMC’s total revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Do US Steel Demand Indicators Look in July?

    Housing starts in the US rose by 4.8% to a SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate) of 1.2 million units in June 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Basic Materials

    Which Picks Have Been a Boon for the MFS Growth Fund so Far in 2016?

    The MFS Growth Fund Class A has gained by 3.2% YTD in 2016, which makes the fund among the above-average performers in the year so far, among our 12 funds.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Excess Diversification Hasn’t Worked for PLGAX in 2016

    As of May 27, 2016, the Principal LargeCap Growth Fund I Class A (PLGAX) had fallen by 1.4% year-to-date (or YTD) in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    MDU Resources Reports Mixed Quarterly Results

    After its 3Q15 earnings report, MDU Resources rose by 1.8% to close at $19.20 per share as of November 2, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    May Housing Starts Rise Year-over-Year but Dip 11% in April

    Housing starts are a leading indicator of residential construction activity. Housing starts in May increased 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. However, compared to April, they dipped 11.1%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Construction Spending Hits the Highest Level since November 2008

    The construction sector accounts for more than 40% of total steel consumption in the US. In April, construction spending increased 2.2% over the previous month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Construction Spending Increased 2.2% in March

    In the latest reading in March, total construction spending increased 2.2% on a YoY basis. However, it declined slightly from February.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Maverick Capital Adds to Position in Vulcan Materials in 4Q14

    Maverick Capital increased its position in Vulcan Materials by $147 million in stock. Vulcan accounts for 2.91% of the fund’s portfolio in 4Q14.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Basic Materials

    Must-know: Why US job creation is at its best levels since 2012

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employment Situation report for April on Friday, May 2. One of the most keenly watched monthly labor indicators, the report estimated that the U.S. economy added about 288,000 jobs.

    By Phalguni Soni
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