Worth Observing Stocks: CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

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CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX)

CEMEX is one of the largest cement companies in the world, with close to 78 million metric tons of production capacity. Through operating subsidiaries in four continents, they are engaged in the production,      distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and clinker. They are also the world’s leading producer of white cement and the world’s largest trader of cement and clinker.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX)‘s Financial Overview

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) declined -4.4% yesterday to close its trading session at $6.52. The company has 1 year Price Target of $9.8. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has 52-Week high of $10.37 and 52-Week Low of $6.45. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 19.91 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $9.23 Billion.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.1/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.13/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.23 a share with a surprise factor of -176.9%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -6.38 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of -22.28 percent. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has P/S value of 0.67 while its P/B value stands at 1.06. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3.9 percent, Return on Equity of 13 percent and Return on Investment of 6.6 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 34.3 percent and 14.4 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Cemex SAB de CV have a median target of 10.34, with a high estimate of 12.05 and a low estimate of 8.40. The median estimate represents a +58.62% increase from the last price of 6.52.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer. FCX’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits, and significant mining operations in North and South America, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in Arizona and the Cerro Verde operation in Peru. FCX has a strong commitment to safety performance, environmental management and the local communities where it operates. FCX is a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and is committed to implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)‘s Financial Outlook

The 22 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Freeport-McMoRan Inc have a median target of 18.50, with a high estimate of 30.00 and a low estimate of 8.30. The median estimate represents a +10.45% increase from the last price of 16.75.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.67. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined-2.84% and closed its last trading session at $16.75. The company has the market capitalization of $25.02 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $20.25 and 52-Week low of $11.05. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 19.25 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.49 Billion shares outstanding.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.51/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.49/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 4.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -11.66 percent. Beta for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. stands at 2.42 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.59. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.19%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.82%.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -8.35%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.28%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 4.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 26 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 11.3% with Gross margin of 26.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 22.3% and 11.1% respectively.

 

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