Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 24, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased VMC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $115.75, the dividend yield is .69%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VMC was $115.75, representing a -1.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $118 and a 46.83% increase over the 52 week low of $78.83.
VMC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. ( MLM ) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ). VMC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.06. Zacks Investment Research reports VMC's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 61.84%, compared to an industry average of 30.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VMC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VMC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Build & Construction ( PKB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PKB with an increase of 5.79% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VMC at 4.84%.