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 0.5%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V rose 10 cents (1.4%) to $7.35 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5.4 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 a price between $7.24-$7.42 after having opened the day at $7.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.25. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 6.5%, Heckmann ( HEK), up 6%, Gafisa ( GFA), up 5.4%, and Beazer Homes USA ( BZH), up 4.7%.

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 $7.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

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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