CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX): Why Its Shares Are Up 3.11 Percent Today?

Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) stock? Its price is jumping 0.12 points, trading at $3.82 levels, and is up 3.11% from its previous close of $3.7. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 1887304 contracts so far this session. CX shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 5.29 million shares, but with a 0.46 billion float and a -3.65% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for CX stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $5.38 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 40.84% from where the CX share price has been trading recently.

During the recent trading session for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX), the company witnessed their stock rise $0.02 over a week and surge $0.04 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $5.63, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be higher. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/18/19. The recent low of $2.82 stood for a -32.24% since 08/15/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.35 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., the two-week RSI stands at 52.09. This figure suggests that CX stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current CX readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 52.42% at this stage. This figure means that CX share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) would settle between $3.79/share to $3.87/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $3.66 mark, then the market for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $3.61 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.03. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Loop Capital, assumed coverage of CX assigning Hold rating, according to their opinion released on December 19. Morgan Stanley analysts have lowered their rating of CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) stock from Overweight to Equal-Weight in a separate flash note issued to investors on April 29. Analysts at Goldman, made their first call for the equity with a Neutral recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to April 11.

CX equity has an average rating of 2.7, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 16 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 7 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 9 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 9 analysts rated CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, CX stock price is currently trading at 11.56X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 25.2 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 30.5. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. current P/B ratio of 0.6 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 2.1.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly -4.7% to hit $3.29 billion, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over -4.6% from $14.37 billion to a noteworthy $13.72 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 350% to hit $0.05 per share. For the fiscal year, CX’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -17.1% to hit $0.29 per share.