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Eagle Materials is Among the Companies in the Construction Materials Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (EXP, USLM, MLM, HW, VMC)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Eagle Materials ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 23.33. United States Lime & Minerals is next with a a P/E ratio of 24.49. Martin Marietta Materials ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 31.75.

Headwaters follows with a a P/E ratio of 36.33, and Vulcan Materials rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 39.48.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Vulcan Materials on February 7th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $122.80. Since that call, shares of Vulcan Materials have fallen 5.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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