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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V rose $0.26 (2.3%) to $11.44 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10,285,355 shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,752,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.18-$11.46 after having opened the day at $11.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.18. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 7.9%, Guanwei Recycling ( GPRC), up 5.6%, AAON ( AAON), up 5.0% and Apogee ( APOG), up 4.2%.

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 $12.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Perma-Fix Environmental Services ( PESI), down 12.8%, Beacon Roofing Supply ( BECN), down 7.1%, TRC Companies ( TRR), down 4.6% and Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), down 4.3%.

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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