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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 1.5%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V fell $0.19 (-1.5%) to $12.77 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 30,024,321 shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,770,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.77-$13.21 after having opened the day at $13.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.96. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were:

Real Goods Solar



), down 17.3%,

Avalon Holdings



), down 11.2%,

Guanwei Recycling



), down 6.1% and




), down 5.4%.

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 $14.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front,

India Globalization Capital



), up 13.1%,

China Ceramics



), up 7.2%,

Desarrolladora Homex SAB de CV ADR



), up 5.6% and

Ecology and Environment



), up 5.4%.

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SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF



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

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