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

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V rose 44 cents (6.5%) to $7.17 on average volume. Throughout the day, 17 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.80-$7.21 after having opened the day at $6.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.73. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Standard Pacific ( SPF), up 6.8%, Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 6.8%, M/I Homes ( MHO), up 6.1%, and TRC Companies ( TRR), up 5%.

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 $7.26 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 24.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

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 negative front, Nobility Homes ( NOBH), down 14.2%, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 11.4%, Continental Materials Corporation ( CUO), down 4.2%, and Perma-Fix Environmental Services ( PESI), down 3.7%, were all losers within the materials & construction industry with Owens Corning Incorporated ( OC) being today's materials & construction industry loser.

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).