Based on the aggregated intelligence of the 110,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Cemex (NYSE:CX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cemex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cemex Facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Garza Garcia, Mexico (1906)

Market Cap $20.13 billion



TTM Revenue

$23.66 billion


CEO Lorenzo Zambrano (since 1985)
CFO Rodrigo Trevino (since 1997)

Return on Equity (avg. last three yrs.)


CAPS players bullish on CX are also bullish on:

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)
General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS players bearish on CX are also bearish on:

Washington Mutual (NYSE:WM)
General Motors (NYSE:GM)
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 979 of 1,012 of the All-Star players who have rated Cemex -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include pencils2 and TMFMattyA, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In May 2006, pencils2 touched on Cemex's attractive global exposure, noting, "Cement is an industry that will be booming in India, Russia, South America, and China (Along with other areas)."

A more recent pitch from TMFMattyA echoes that sentiment, noting the bargain opportunity that the stock may now provide. Since MattyA first wrote the pitch in March, the share price remains roughly unchanged:

It's no secret: The construction business is hurting right now, especially in the United States. Fortunately, that reality gives us a chance to buy Cemex at a reasonable price. Doing so puts your money in the hands of a group of talented, candid, and shareholder-minded managers... Moreover, the global diversification of Cemex's business will shield them from any major slowdowns in any particular market. This is a quality business that will absolutely outperform over the long-run.

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