SOURCE: StockCall


February 09, 2011 07:53 ET

Equity Research on CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. and Vulcan Materials Company -- Cement Sector Struggling

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the cement industry and has completed analytical research on CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) and Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Companies in the cement sector like Vulcan Materials Company are struggling lately due to depressed volumes. Vulcan's shipments are down 50% from 2005 as a result of difficult residential construction markets. With both residential and infrastructure construction well below pre-recession levels, the sector is desperately in need of an uptick in building. Vulcan Materials Company research report is available for free by signing up now at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the cement industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. and Vulcan Materials Company; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

There is some hope in this regard, CEMEX S.A.B. de CV recently announced that it saw sales increases in Mexico, Africa, and Egypt during the fourth quarter. CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

CEMEX's Q4 sales rose 1% to $3.49 billion compared with the prior year. EBITDA also rose 2% to $482 million. While demand for cement remained difficult in the U.S. and European markets due to bad weather, the companies rising sales could be a potential sign the sector as a whole is in for a recovery. CEMEX still posted a $581 million loss due to higher taxes and lower exchange gains. While CEMEX did not provide clear guidance, it is believed consumer spending growth and an improving residential construction market will help volumes in 2011. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the cement industry.

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