Howard Capital Management Has Increased Holding in Vulcan Materials Co (VMC)

June 19, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.34, from 1.25 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 53 investors sold VMC shares while 171 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 121.53 million shares or 2.47% more from 118.61 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Comerica Bankshares has 36,452 shares. Argent Trust holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 2,604 shares. North Star Investment stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). 2,489 were accumulated by Schroder Group. Hanson And Doremus Inv Mngmt holds 300 shares. Connecticut-based Verition Fund Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Mirae Asset Global Investments Communications Limited invested 0.04% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Bridgewater Assoc Lp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Bluestein R H And, Michigan-based fund reported 3,033 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board reported 7,397 shares. Carlson Cap Ltd Partnership reported 39,278 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.03% or 38,200 shares. Next Century Growth Invsts Ltd Llc has 0.29% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 19,282 shares. Gp One Trading LP holds 0.02% or 15,455 shares. Commerce Comml Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 2,512 shares.

Howard Capital Management increased its stake in Vulcan Materials Co (VMC) by 52.11% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howard Capital Management bought 38,786 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.59% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 113,220 shares of the mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals (no fuels) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $12.93M, up from 74,434 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howard Capital Management who had been investing in Vulcan Materials Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.37 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.89% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $131.37. About 736,038 shares traded. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has declined 0.32% since June 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.89% the S&P500.

Howard Capital Management, which manages about $328.90 million and $686.49M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 136,740 shares to 10,700 shares, valued at $1.06 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Another recent and important Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) news was published by Equitiesfocus.com which published an article titled: “Insider Selling: Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) Insider Sells 4109 Shares of Stock” on June 19, 2018.

Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Vulcan Materials had 10 analyst reports since December 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, February 16. The company was maintained on Monday, April 23 by Jefferies. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by Stephens. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, May 2. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 17. Stephens maintained the shares of VMC in report on Friday, April 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, February 27.

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