4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cemex

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Mexican cement giant Cemex (NYS: CX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

$8.4 billion


Construction materials

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Zambrano
CFO Fernando Gonzalez

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$633.3 million / $17.4 billion


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,953 members who have rated Cemex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just this morning, one of those Fools, Chinoster7u, kindly updated our community on the Cemex story:

Cemex is handling its debt in a timely and efficient manner. Its recent offering of stock in Colombia will help unburden its debt. Cemex continues to offer incentive dividends in the form of stock, allowing the company to keep its cash to reinvest in itself. Once the German court rules in favor of the bailouts, Cemex will recover business lost in the hardest hit European markets as they begin to rebuild infrastructure. ... Short-term boost will come from recent contract to provide cement for a [60,000 cubic yard] wind farm in Texas.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Cemex may not be your top choice.

We've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow theTrackPoisedToCAPS account.

The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cemex originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.