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New credit rating: Vulcan Materials


January 7, 2011
By Morningstar Credit Committee

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New credit rating: Vulcan Materials

Morningstar is initiating credit coverage of Vulcan Materials VMC with an issuer rating of BB.

Jan. 7, 2011 – Morningstar is initiating credit coverage of Vulcan Materials VMC with an issuer rating of BB.

While we view certain structural qualities of the aggregates industry as credit enhancing (i.e., low value/weight ratio and permitting difficulties engender stiff barriers to entry), Vulcan's hefty leverage and the extremely weak U.S. construction environment prevent us from assigning it an investment grade rating. | READ MORE

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