Worth Watching Stocks Intraday Alert: Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD), Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR)

On Thursday, Shares of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), added 3.41% and closed at $136.04 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $131.83 and $138.18. Vulcan Materials Company (VMC), the nation’s leading producer of construction aggregates, recently declared results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

The Company’s third quarter results reflect continued strong earnings growth and margin expansion despite lower shipment levels.  Slower than expected large project starts and extremely wet weather influenced shipments in several key markets throughout the quarter.   Contrast with the prior year’s third quarter, aggregates shipments declined 2.3 million tons, or 4 percent, while aggregates pricing raised $0.79 per ton, or 7 percent.  Third quarter aggregates gross profit grew 4 percent, despite slightly lower segment sales.  Net earnings for the third quarter raised 13 percent and Adjusted EBITDA raised 6 percent as compared to the prior year as gross profit margins improved in the Aggregates and Asphalt segments.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD), jumped 2.48% and closed at $16.53 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $15.86 and $16.74. The company’s Market capitalization is $2.67 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 130.86 million. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IRWD) will present a corporate update at the Stifel 2016 Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

A live webcast of Ironwood’s presentation will be accessible through the Shareholders section of the company’s website. To access the webcast, please log on to the Ironwood website about 15 minutes before the start time to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be required. A replay of the webcast will be available on Ironwood’s website for 14 days following the conference.

Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR), jumped 5.62% and closed at $5.07 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $4.82 and $5.15. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $3.73 and reached to max level of $7.70. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. engages in the retail sale of decorative accessories, furniture, candles, housewares, gifts, and seasonal products. It offers decorative accents and textiles, such as rugs, wall decorations and mirrors, pillows, bedding, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, candles, fragrance, gifts, and seasonal items. The company also provides furniture and furniture cushions that are used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and patios. Further, it supplies merchandise and licenses the Pier 1 Imports name. The company sells its products through retail stores and e-Commerce Website. As of February 27, 2016, the company operated 953 stores in the United States and 79 stores in Canada.

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