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

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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 0.8%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V rose 43 cents (5%) to $8.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10.8 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $8.70-$8.99 after having opened the day at $8.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.54. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Goldfield ( GV), up 8%, Patrick Industries ( PATK), up 6%, Cavco Industries ( CVCO), up 5.8%, and Hovnanian ( HOV), up 5.8%.
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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 $9.28 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -3.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 58.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are four 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 poor profit margins.

On the negative front, American Mold Guard Incorporated ( AMGI), down 97.8%, China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), down 8.7%, Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), down 7.3%, and Tri-Tech ( TRIT), down 5.1%, were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with KB Home ( KBH) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.

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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