Cemex S.A.B. De C.V. (CX): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Laggard - TheStreet

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Cemex S.A.B. de C.V



) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.3%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V fell $0.18 (-1.8%) to $9.64 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 21,935,257 shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,561,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $9.37-$9.69 after having opened the day at $9.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.82. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were:

Trex Company



), down 14.1%,

Ecology and Environment



), down 10.8%,

Perma-Fix Environmental Services



), down 10.7% and

Xinyuan Real Estate



), down 9.5%.

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CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials in Mexico, the United States, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V

as a


. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

China Advanced Construction Materials Group



), down 3.3% and

Cavco Industries



), down 1.8%.

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) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider

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