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Extraordinary Vulcan Profit Growth Expected


VulcanOct. 15, 2015 – According to an article on USAToday.com, nine companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, including Vulcan Materials, are expected to post 70 percent or greater adjusted profit growth in the third quarter. Adjusted profit for the S&P 500 is expected to fall 5.3 percent. Legg Mason is expected to be the profit growth champ of the third quarter. Analysts forecast the firm to put up quarterly profit of an adjusted 93 cents a share, which is up 166 percent from the same period a year ago.

The top nine companies are:

  1. Legg Mason, LM, 166.4%, -18.1%
  2. First Solar, FSLR, 153.6%, 13.8%
  3. General Growth, GGP, 133.5%, -3.4%
  4. Ford Motor, F, 97.8%, -3.4%
  5. Tesoro, TSO, 90.9%, 39.7%
  6. Darden Restaurants, DRI, 79.9%, 13%
  7. Lam Research, LRCX, 78.1%, -16%
  8. Adobe Systems, ADBE, 78%, 15.7%
  9. Vulcan Materials, VMC, 76.2%, 43.5%