ValuEngine lowered shares of U S Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ:USCR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

USCR has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U S Concrete from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $86.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of U S Concrete from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $98.00 price objective on shares of U S Concrete in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on shares of U S Concrete to $92.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. U S Concrete has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $89.00.

Shares of U S Concrete (NASDAQ USCR) opened at 76.60 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.54 and a beta of 1.21. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $75.53 and a 200 day moving average of $71.82. U S Concrete has a 12-month low of $44.10 and a 12-month high of $83.85.

U S Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The construction company reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.09. U S Concrete had a net margin of 2.09% and a return on equity of 25.80%. The company had revenue of $340.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $342.60 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.54 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 23.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that U S Concrete will post $3.89 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, CEO William J. Sandbrook sold 6,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.80, for a total transaction of $492,700.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 412,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $31,236,497.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP David Andrew Behring sold 361 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.56, for a total transaction of $29,443.16. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10,804 shares in the company, valued at $881,174.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 14,561 shares of company stock worth $1,110,748. 5.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Renaissance Group LLC bought a new position in U S Concrete during the second quarter worth $400,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in U S Concrete by 34.5% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 903,180 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $70,945,000 after acquiring an additional 231,798 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in U S Concrete during the second quarter worth $2,994,000. AGF Investments Inc. boosted its stake in U S Concrete by 8.5% during the second quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 122,451 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $9,624,000 after acquiring an additional 9,602 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in U S Concrete by 3.8% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 552,043 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $35,634,000 after acquiring an additional 20,254 shares in the last quarter.

About U S Concrete

U.S. Concrete, Inc is a producer of ready-mixed concrete in select geographic markets in the United States. The Company conducts its operations through two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. The ready-mixed concrete segment engages principally in the formulation, production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to its customers’ job sites.

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