Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V fell 28 cents (-7.5%) to $3.48 on light volume. Throughout the day, 9.5 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.44-$3.82 after having opened the day at $3.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.76. Other company's within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), down 9.5%, Jewett-Cameron Trading Company ( JCTCF), down 9.2%, WCA Waste Corporation ( WCAA), down 8.3%, and American Woodmark Corporation ( AMWD), down 6.1%.

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 $4.28 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 64.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 deteriorating net income, generally weak debt management, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, Avalon Holdings ( AWX), up 10.3%, Hovnanian Enterprises Inc ( HOV), up 4.9%, Patrick Industries Inc ( PATK), up 4.4%, and India Globalization Capital Inc ( IGC), up 2.9%, were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL) being today's featured materials & construction industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).
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