Media coverage about US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. US Concrete earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.7088770932254 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) opened at $76.65 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a quick ratio of 2.12, a current ratio of 2.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35. US Concrete has a 1-year low of $57.95 and a 1-year high of $86.35.

US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) last issued its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The construction company reported $0.99 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.46 by ($0.47). The firm had revenue of $354.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $364.16 million. US Concrete had a return on equity of 22.33% and a net margin of 0.99%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.19 EPS. analysts expect that US Concrete will post 3.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on USCR. BidaskClub raised shares of US Concrete from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of US Concrete from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 target price on shares of US Concrete in a report on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of US Concrete from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of US Concrete in a report on Monday, December 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.00.

In other US Concrete news, Director Colin Mcgill Sutherland sold 1,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.28, for a total value of $116,592.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Kurt Matthew Cellar sold 10,060 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.11, for a total transaction of $805,906.60. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 40,081 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,210,888.91. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 32,954 shares of company stock worth $2,648,939. Corporate insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

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About US 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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