Cemex S.A.B. De C.V. (CX): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Loser

The industrial goods sector closed the day down 3.2%. Energy Focus Inc ( EFOI), China Development Group Corporation ( CTDC), Broadwind Energy Inc ( BWEN), and Omega Flex Inc ( OFLX) were all decliners today within the industrial goods sector with Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) being today's featured industrial goods loser. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V fell 44 cents (-11.7%) to $3.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 20.2 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.1 million shares.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials worldwide. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 65.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), Hydrogenics Corporation ( HYGS), American Defense Systems Inc ( EAG), and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group ( MY) were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with Makita Corporation ( MKTAY) being today's featured industrial goods sector winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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