Iridian Asset Management Has Lifted By $129.85 Million Its Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Position; Coram Healthcare Has 0.83 Sentiment

January 16, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials. The company has market cap of $30.45 billion. The firm operates through seven divisions: Europe Heavyside, Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution, Americas Materials, Americas Products, Americas Distribution, and Asia. It has a 19.65 P/E ratio. The firm makes and supplies cement, aggregates, ready-mixed and precast concrete, concrete landscaping, and asphalt products; and construction accessories, shutters and awnings, and fencing and composite access chambers.

Iridian Asset Management Llc increased Martin Marietta Materials Inc (MLM) stake by 54.57% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Iridian Asset Management Llc acquired 630,357 shares as Martin Marietta Materials Inc (MLM)’s stock rose 4.98%. The Iridian Asset Management Llc holds 1.79 million shares with $368.20M value, up from 1.16 million last quarter. Martin Marietta Materials Inc now has $14.45 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $229.82. About 184,945 shares traded. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has risen 23.49% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MLM shares while 130 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 59.73 million shares or 1.72% more from 58.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale, Germany-based fund reported 4,913 shares. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 102 shares. Oppenheimer Asset owns 5,356 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Tci Wealth Advisors has 0.01% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 82 shares. Weitz Inv Inc invested in 6,500 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Baldwin Brothers Incorporated Ma stated it has 32 shares. Fiduciary Of The Southwest Inc Tx reported 0.69% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 656 shares in its portfolio. Private Advisor Gp Ltd Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 1,740 shares. Davidson Advisors holds 0.53% or 23,789 shares. First Fincl Bank Of Omaha owns 22,620 shares. 371,758 were reported by Mitsubishi Ufj. Vanguard Gru Incorporated reported 0.06% stake. Nuveen Asset Management Lc has 1,637 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer reported 0.1% stake.

Iridian Asset Management Llc decreased Hd Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) stake by 48,961 shares to 6.49 million valued at $234.25M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) stake by 131,009 shares and now owns 3.20M shares. Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) was reduced too.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Martin Marietta had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Wednesday, March 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) earned “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 12. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained the shares of MLM in report on Monday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. Alembic initiated Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) rating on Thursday, June 9. Alembic has “Overweight” rating and $220 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 3 by Cleveland. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 26. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Stephens. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 8 by Goldman Sachs.

Gratry & Co Llc holds 2.62% of its portfolio in CRH plc for 56,475 shares. Thomas White International Ltd owns 105,625 shares or 0.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Renaissance Group Llc has 0.58% invested in the company for 446,127 shares. The Kentucky-based Todd Asset Management Llc has invested 0.47% in the stock. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co, a Iowa-based fund reported 52,358 shares.

The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $37.21. About 380,406 shares traded. CRH plc (CRH) has risen 23.18% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.48% the S&P500.

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