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Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) Reaches $123.70 After 3.00% Down Move; Vistra Energy (VST) Shorts Raised By 19.16%

The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 1.73% or $2.18 during the last trading session, reaching $123.7. About 308,793 shares traded. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 10.59% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.11% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $16.36B company. It was reported on Dec, 11 by Barchart.com. We have $119.99 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:VMC worth $490.92M less.

Vistra Energy Corporation (NYSE:VST) had an increase of 19.16% in short interest. VST’s SI was 5.45 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 19.16% from 4.58M shares previously. With 5.45 million avg volume, 1 days are for Vistra Energy Corporation (NYSE:VST)’s short sellers to cover VST’s short positions. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $18. About 834,023 shares traded. Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) has 0.00% since December 11, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Vistra Energy Corp., an energy company, engages in integrated power business in Texas. The company has market cap of $7.71 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Wholesale Generation and Retail Electricity. It has a 9.41 P/E ratio. The Wholesale Generation segment engages in the electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management activities, fuel production, and fuel logistics management activities.

Among 2 analysts covering Vistra Energy Corp. VST (NYSE:VST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Vistra Energy Corp. VST had 2 analyst reports since June 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Tudor Pickering initiated the shares of VST in report on Monday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was initiated by Evercore with “Outperform”.

Among 13 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Vulcan Materials Company had 32 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 19 report. Alembic initiated Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) rating on Thursday, June 9. Alembic has “Neutral” rating and $125 target. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, June 8 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Monday, May 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 5. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was initiated by Jefferies. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 29 report.

Analysts await Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.78 EPS, up 13.04% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.69 per share. VMC’s profit will be $103.18M for 39.65 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Vulcan Materials Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.

Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $16.36 billion. It operates through four divisions: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. It has a 43.18 P/E ratio. The Aggregates segment offers crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates, as well as related services and products.

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