Granite Construction Inc. (GVA) Jumps 5.45% on February 17

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Granite Construction Inc. (GVA) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday February 17 as the stock popped 5.45% to $39.68, representing a gain of $2.05 per share. Some 273,005 shares traded hands on 2,549 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 263,680 shares out of a total float of 39.38 million. The stock opened at $37.82 and traded with an intraday range of $40.11 to $37.82.

After today's gains, Granite Construction Inc. reached a market cap of $1.56 billion. Granite Construction Inc. has had a trading range between $44.40 and $28.45 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $39.79 and a 200-day SMA of $36.07.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 30.8.

Granite Construction Inc., is a diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers in the United States.

Granite Construction Inc. is based out of Watsonville, CA and has some 3,000 employees. Its CEO is James H. Roberts.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Granite Construction Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for GVA. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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