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Vulcan Materials (VMC) is a Top-Ranked Growth Stock: Should You Buy?

·2 min read

It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.

Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Growth investors build their portfolios around companies that are financially strong and have a bright future, and the Growth Style Score helps take projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow into account to uncover stocks that will see long-term, sustainable growth.

Vulcan Materials (VMC)

Based in Birmingham, AL, Vulcan Materials Company is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of construction aggregates and other construction materials in the U.S. and Mexico. As of Dec 31, 2021, it had 404 active aggregates facilities, 69 asphalt facilities, 173 concrete facilities and 1 calcium facility.

VMC sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Growth Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 26.8% and 30% year-over-year, respectively.

Five analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.07 to $6.39 per share. VMC also boasts an average earnings surprise of 2.8%.

Looking at cash flow, Vulcan Materials is expected to report cash flow growth of 11.3% this year; VMC has generated cash flow growth of 11% over the past three to five years.

Investors should take the time to consider VMC for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Rank rating, notable growth metrics, and impressive Growth and VGM Style Scores.


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