Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cemex SAB de CV earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.1708819588637 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Cemex SAB de CV (CX) traded up $0.16 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $8.10. 1,040,220 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 13,378,075. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,580.00, a P/E ratio of 14.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.54. Cemex SAB de CV has a one year low of $7.09 and a one year high of $10.37.

Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01). Cemex SAB de CV had a net margin of 8.38% and a return on equity of 8.71%. equities research analysts anticipate that Cemex SAB de CV will post 0.52 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cemex SAB de CV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cemex SAB de CV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on shares of Cemex SAB de CV from $11.20 to $10.60 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Citigroup raised shares of Cemex SAB de CV from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $9.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Santander downgraded shares of Cemex SAB de CV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.87.

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About Cemex SAB de CV

CEMEX, SAB. de C.V. (CEMEX) is an operating and holding company engaged, directly or indirectly, through its operating subsidiaries, primarily in the production, distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, clinker and other construction materials throughout the world, and that provides construction-related services to customers and communities in over 50 countries throughout the world.

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