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Shares of Vulcan Materials Rank the Lowest in Terms of Earnings Yield in the Construction Materials Industry (VMC, MLM, HW, USLM, EXP)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials industry with the lowest earnings yields. Earnings yield is useful to compare the relative benefit of owning a stock vs. owning other yield assets such as bonds. If the earnings yield is higher, stocks may be considered undervalued.

Vulcan Materials ranks lowest with a an earnings yield of 1.1%. Martin Marietta Materials is next with a an earnings yield of 2.4%. Headwaters ranks third lowest with a an earnings yield of 2.8%.

United States Lime & Minerals follows with a an earnings yield of 4.4%, and Eagle Materials rounds out the bottom five with a an earnings yield of 4.5%.

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Ticker(s): VMC MLM HW USLM EXP