| Vulcan Materials is a supplier of construction aggregates and a producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete. Co.'s segments are: Aggregates, which produces and sells aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates) and related products and services; Asphalt, which produces and sells asphalt mix in Alabama, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas, and includes asphalt construction paving in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas; Concrete, which produces and sells ready-mixed concrete in California, Maryland, Texas and Virginia, in addition to Washington D.C.; and Calcium, which consists of a Florida facility that mines, produces and sells calcium products. |
When researching a stock like Vulcan Materials, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from VMC Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for VMC stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the VMC 200 day moving average ("VMC 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the VMC 50 day moving average ("VMC 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Vulcan Materials.