Jw Asset Management adds Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) to its portfolio

Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) : Jw Asset Management added new position in Martin Marietta Materials during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 3,000 shares of Martin Marietta Materials which is valued at $589,380 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 12, 2016 with the SEC.Martin Marietta Materials makes up approximately 0.41% of Jw Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Chapter Iv Investors reduced its stake in MLM by selling 10,000 shares or 2.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 390,000 shares of MLM which is valued at $76,619,400. Martin Marietta Materials makes up approx 25.00% of Chapter Iv Investors’s portfolio.Blackrock Japan Ltd boosted its stake in MLM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,612 additional shares and now holds a total of 73,421 shares of Martin Marietta Materials which is valued at $14,424,290. Martin Marietta Materials makes up approx 0.05% of Blackrock Japan Ltd’s portfolio. Nine Chapters Capital Management sold out all of its stake in MLM during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 31,900 shares of MLM which is valued $6,393,717. Quantitative Investment Management added MLM to its portfolio by purchasing 62,900 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $12,588,806. Martin Marietta Materials makes up approx 0.57% of Quantitative Investment Management’s portfolio.

Martin Marietta Materials opened for trading at $188.69 and hit $191.16 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $189.61, with a gain of 0.71% or 1.33 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,48,432 shares. Company has a market cap of $12,028 M.

On the company’s financial health, Martin Marietta Materials reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.10 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.00. The company had revenue of $915.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $997.65 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Martin Marietta Materials. Company shares were Reiterated by DA Davidson on Aug 3, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 210 from a previous price target of $190 .Alembic Global Advisors Initiated Martin Marietta Materials on Jun 9, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $220.

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. is a supplier of aggregates products (crushed stone sand and gravel) and heavy building materials (cement) for the construction industry including infrastructure non-residential residential railroad ballast agricultural and chemical grade stone used in environmental applications. The Company operates through three businesses: Aggregates Business Cement Business and Magnesia Specialties Business. The Company’s Aggregates Business is engaged in mining processing and selling granite limestone sand gravel and other aggregate products. The Company’s Cement Business is engaged in producing Portland and specialty cements such as masonry and oil well cements. The Company’s Magnesia Specialties Business includes magnesia-based chemicals and dolomitic lime businesses.

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