Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 21, 2013

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Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.01 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VMC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that VMC has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of VMC was $55.03, representing a -7.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.48 and a 70.32% increase over the 52 week low of $32.31.

VMC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Teck Resources Ltd ( TCK ) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ). VMC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.4. Zacks Investment Research reports VMC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 125.43%, compared to an industry average of 43.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VMC Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to VMC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VMC as a top-10 holding:

  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • Rydex ETF Trust ( RSP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 12.09% over the last 100 days. MOAT has the highest percent weighting of VMC at 6.05%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: MOAT , RSP , RTM , SQM , TCK , VMC , WMW

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