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 2.3%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V rose $0.60 (5.7%) to $11.08 on average volume. Throughout the day, 21,073,063 shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,887,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.65-$11.11 after having opened the day at $10.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.48. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Beazer Homes USA ( BZH), up 9.3%, DR Horton ( DHI), up 9.2%, Lennar Corporation ( LEN), up 8.3% and Lennar Corporation ( LEN.B), up 7.6%.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials in Mexico, the United States, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), down 3.4%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), down 3.4%, Texas Industries ( TXI), down 2.9% and Goldfield ( GV), down 2.1%.

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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