Analysis Of The Weekly Performance Of CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CX)

CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) finished Tuesday with a subtraction of -$0.22 to close at $6.80, a downside of -3.13 percent. An average of 8,698,101 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.49 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 7,719,045 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,990,068.

CX stock has decreased by -15.63% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $6.77 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 06/25/21, shares of the company touched a low of $3.80 and a high of $9.09 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -25.19% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.10 for the broader industry and 13.03 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V.’s PE ratio has ranged between 395.10 and 9.255. The stock’s beta is 1.25. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.73, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.00, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 4.30.

The quick ratio of CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. for the three months ended March 30 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.87 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.91 for the quarter ending March 30. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 32.90% against a 5-year average of 34.2%. CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending March 30 is 18.97%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 4.30%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $4.18 billion compared to revenue of $12.97 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V.’s return on assets was -1.90%, compared to 0.4% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -2.70%, and the 5-year average is 4.1%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -6.20% and the 5-year average holds at 1.6%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 16.98 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 28.29%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 35.57%.

As of today, CX’s price is $7.05 -6.72% or -$0.49 from its 5-day moving average. CX is currently trading -13.38% lower than its 20-day SMA and -15.95% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -17.17% below the SMA50 and +26.39% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 24.00% and 32.23%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.24. With the 14-day stochastic at 3.57% and the average true range at 0.24, the RSI (14) stands at 32.31%. The stock has reached -0.21 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.22.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell CX, while 1 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 17 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is CX’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $6.35 and $12.00, with a median target of $11.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) stock is $10.50.


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