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

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 up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V fell 22 cents (-3.3%) to $6.53 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8.5 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $6.49-$6.68 after having opened the day at $6.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.75. Other company's within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: Sharps Compliance Corporation ( SMED), down 9.1%, Veolia Environnement ( VE), down 8.5%, Nobility Homes ( NOBH), down 7.3%, and Energy Solutions ( ES), down 4.4%.

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 $7.35 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 25.2% 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 eight 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 positive front, Ecology and Environment ( EEI), up 8.7%, Pure Cycle Corporation ( PCYO), up 5.3%, Meritage Homes Corporation ( MTH), up 3.1%, and Pope Resources ( POPE), up 3.1%, were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with KB Home ( KBH) 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).