Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) Has Adjusted Slope Reading of 35.89433

Shares of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) are showing an adjusted slope average of the past 125 and 250 days of 35.89433.  The Adjusted Slope 125/250d indicator is equal to the average annualized exponential regression slope, over the past 125 and 250 trading days, multiplied by the coefficient of determination (R2).  The purpose of this calculation is to provide a longer term average adjusted slope value that evens out large stock price movements by using the average. This indicator is useful in helping find stocks that have been on a smooth upward trend over the past 6 months to a year. 

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Drilling down into some additional key near-term indicators we note that the Capex to PPE ratio stands at 0.085151 for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM).  The Capex to PPE ratio shows you how capital intensive a company is. Stocks with an increasing (year over year) ratio may be moving to be more capital intensive and often underperform the market. Higher Capex also often means lower Free Cash Flow (Operating cash flow – Capex) generation and lower dividends as companies don’t have the cash to pay dividends if they are investing more in the business.

In addition to Capex to PPE we can look at Cash Flow to Capex.  This ration compares a stock’s operating cash flow to its capital expenditure and can identify if a firm can generate enough cash to meet investment needs.  Investors are looking for a ratio greater than one, which indicates that the firm can meet that need. Comparing to other firms in the same industry is relevant for this ratio. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM)’s Cash Flow to Capex stands at 1.493742.

Debt

In looking at some Debt ratios, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.63537 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 0.075073.  This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated.  In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at 4.27262.  This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt.  The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio.  Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.’s ND to MV current stands at 0.226180. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.

Investor Target Weight

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has a current suggested portfolio rate of 0.05210 (as a decimal) ownership.  Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio.  The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock.  The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly.  The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be.  The 3-month volatility stands at 20.686000 (decimal).  This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized. 

Near-Term Growth Drilldown

Now we’ll take a look at some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations.  This number stands at 0.04205 for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM).  The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at 0.09957 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes.  The one year EBITDA growth number stands at 0.12289 which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.

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Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at 0.08132.  The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is -0.26075 and lastly sales growth was 0.11485.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) of the Construction & Materials sector closed the recent session at 221.060000 with a market value of $13811714.

Investors may be taking a look at certain business aspects when attempting to research a stock. Investors often look to see if the stock’s specific industry is on the rise. There may be a greater chance of success when investing in an industry that is rapidly growing. Investors may then want to see how the company stacks up within the industry. Many investors will look for stocks that are proven industry leaders. Industry leaders have the ability to influence pricing and not necessarily be susceptible to what other companies are doing around them. Investors may also be taking note of how a company invests in research and development. Companies that are focused on the future may have a competitive advantage over those who are too focused on the near-term.

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