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Upgrade Alert for Vulcan Materials (VMC)

By Shiri Gupta

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) was upgraded from Hold to Buy at SunTrust today. The stock closed yesterday at $112.20 on volume of 1.1 million shares, above average daily volume of 951,000.

Over the past year, Vulcan Materials has traded in a range of $78.83 to $127.20 and closed yesterday at $112.20, 42% above that low. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.4% while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.3%.

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) is currently priced 1.9% above its average consensus analyst price target of $110.08. The stock should discover initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $105.82 and subsequent support at its 200-day MA of $97.04.

Vulcan Materials Company produces construction aggregates. The Company principal product lines are aggregates, asphalt mix and concrete, and cement.

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Ticker(s): VMC