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Is CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.(NYSE: CX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/15/1999. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. is in the Cement industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., is 13099.4, and so far today it has a volume of 7114500. Performance year to date since the 9/15/1999 is 44.33%.

To help you determine whether CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 47.13 and forward P/E is 18.54. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.89 and the P/B ratio is 1.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.17 and 12.55 respectively.

At the current price CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. is trading at, 7.73 (-0.90% today), CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.16, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 75.21% after growing 102.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 105.30%, and 15.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1403.25, and the number of shares float is 891.35. The senior management bring insider ownership to 60.00%, and institutional ownership is at 32.70%. The float short is 3.61%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.46. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.10%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.84 and total debt/equity is 1.99. In terms of margins, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has a gross margin of 34.10%, with its operating margin at 10.90%, and CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has a profit margin of 2.50%.

The 52 week high is -14.96%, with 120.86% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.79%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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