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November 15, 2010 08:27 ET

Opinions on CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. and Eagle Materials Inc. - Cement Industry Set to Fight EPA Emissions Regulation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) -  www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the cement industry and has completed analytical research on CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) and Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The Cement sector is in potential danger due to recent emissions regulations being considered by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA recently announced that it wants cement makers to reduce the amount of mercury they emit during production at cement plants. The Cement sector claims that the current emissions levels stipulated by the new regulation are too low and that many plants won't be able to satisfy them. This could lead to plant closures and job cuts.

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Proponents of the new regulation say that the health benefits gained will provide more economic benefit than the cost of companies retro-fitting their operations. Some proponents estimate the new regulation will total $18 billion in positive health factors. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the cement industry.

The Cement industry's central organization, the Portland Cement Association, recently announced that the sector will see tepid growth of 0.3% during 2010 while the broader economy falters. Slow job growth is hurting housing and construction sectors and subsequently reducing cement consumption. While demand was slightly better in October, analysts don't expect a substantial recovery until 2013. Non-residential cement demand has been one of the primary laggards recently while infrastructure and residential segments have been the primary demand drivers. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

For the third quarter of this year, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. posted a net loss of $86 million as a result of elevated financial expenses and lower operating income. Revenue during this time period tumbled to $3.8 billion. Investors looking for free research on CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/CX151110.pdf.

Eagle Materials Inc., on the other hand, saw net earnings of $9.6 million on revenue of $132.1 million. Investors looking for free research on Eagle Materials Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/EXP151110.pdf.

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