Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Share Price

News articles about Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Martin Marietta Materials earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.9779326791416 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM) opened at $214.38 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $13,480.00, a P/E ratio of 31.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 2.73 and a quick ratio of 1.50. Martin Marietta Materials has a one year low of $191.09 and a one year high of $244.32.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on MLM. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Martin Marietta Materials from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of Martin Marietta Materials from $245.00 to $265.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $228.00 price target on shares of Martin Marietta Materials in a report on Friday, October 27th. Stephens reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $250.00 price target on shares of Martin Marietta Materials in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $225.00 target price on shares of Martin Marietta Materials in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Martin Marietta Materials has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $241.13.

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Martin Marietta Materials Company Profile

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc is a supplier of aggregates products (crushed stone, sand, and gravel) used for the construction of infrastructure, nonresidential, and residential projects. Aggregates products are also used for railroad ballast and in agricultural, utility and environmental applications.

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