Historic weather impacts a blip on Martin Marietta, Vulcan Materials radar

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With stakes in some of the strongest cement, concrete and aggregate markets, the industry’s top bellwether operators sent investors parallel messages on year-to-date financial performance: Heavy spring rains, especially in Texas, had limited effect on overall sales and profitability improvements compared to the first six months of 2014. Upbeat second quarter 2015 earning reports, plus solid sales, pricing and profit projections, sent Martin Marietta Materials and Vulcan Materials stock toward all-time and eight-year highs, respectively.

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