Should You Hold CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX)


CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) closed its last session at $7.62. The stock traded within a range of $7.28 and $7.64. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 11.15 Million. Trading volume for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. was 6.69 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) has an average volume of 10.27 Million.

Company Profile

CEMEX is one of the largest cement companies in the world, with close to 78 million metric tons of production capacity. Through operating subsidiaries in four continents, they are engaged in the production,      distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and clinker. They are also the world’s leading producer of white cement and the world’s largest trader of cement and clinker.

Analyst Views

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 1 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) touched its 1-Year High price of $10.37 on 07/12/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 7.09 on 12/07/17.

EPS & Financials

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.1/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.13/Share by a difference of $-0.23. This showed a surprise of -176.9% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 5 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.07/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.1/share and a low EPS of $0.05/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $3.3 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 3.34 Billion and 3.28 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) has a 20-Day average volume of 10.24 Million. According to today’s trading volume CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 60 Percent and Institutional ownership of 41.4 Percent. The return on assets stands at 3.9%, Return on Equity currently is 13% and the Return on Investment value is 6.6%.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) gross margin percentage stands at 34.3% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 14.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 8.4 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -5.19% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.96 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -11.64 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 1.6 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 14.4%. The return on invested capital is at 6.6%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 4.7.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -11.64%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 1.6% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.