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Housing Boom Trickles Down to Materials - Research Report on Cemex SAB de CV, USG Corporation, Eagle Materials, Inc., Vulcan



Housing Boom Trickles Down to Materials - Research Report on Cemex SAB de CV,
  USG Corporation, Eagle Materials, Inc., Vulcan Materials Company and Texas
                               Industries, Inc.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Cemex
SAB de CV (NYSE:CX), USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), Eagle Materials, Inc.
(NYSE:EXP), Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) and Texas Industries, Inc.
(NYSE:TXI). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Cemex SAB de CV Research Report

Mexico-based Cemex, the world's largest producer of ready-mix concrete, is
seen to benefit from the US housing boom as the economy improves, even if the
company has been struggling with losses as of late. The company met
expectations on its revenue for Q4 2012 at $3.71 billion, but missed greatly
on earnings per share with a loss of $489 million or 43 cents per share
compared the projected loss of $47 million or 9 cents per share. However,
Cemex expects to sell between 1 and 3 percent more cement in Mexico, the
United States, Latin America and Asia in 2013, which could offset the expected
weak sales in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. In addition, the company
focused on a refinancing package aimed to improve debt management and capital
structure last year, as well as addressing its required amortizations. The
Full Research Report on Cemex SAB de CV - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3ed1_CX]

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USG Corporation Research Report

Another company poised to bounce back with the US housing recovery is building
materials maker USG, as prices of wallboards is expected to rise as demand
grows and capacity utilization increases. In fact, the company was able to
post solid growth in Q4 of 2012, with 12 percent year over year growth in
revenue at $815 million, with a much smaller net loss of just $13 million or
11 cents per share, compared to the same quarter the previous year's loss of
$100 million or 95 cents per share. Higher wallboard shipments and its
increased average price helped achieve these numbers, as well as the $55
million it gained from the previous sale of its European operations. USG
expects the total revenue for fiscal 2013 would be $3.5 billion with an
operating profit of $340 million with expected growth in residential
construction and sales of its premium wallboard products, as well as its
unique pricing strategy. The Full Research Report on USG Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/728e_USG]

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Eagle Materials, Inc. Research Report

Eagle Materials, known for manufacturing and selling wallboards and cement,
reported 43 cents in earnings per share for Q3 2012, barely missing analyst
expectations of 44 cents, while revenue came in at $164.70 million, compared
to estimated $154.78 million. In comparison, the company posted 20 cents
earnings per share the same quarter in 2011, while revenue was 33 percent
lower. The company's bright spot was its Gypsum Wallboard and Paperboard
business, which saw its operating earnings up 362 percent year over year at
$24.8 million. Meanwhile, analysts predict that Eagle Materials will post an
average of $1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Investment
bank Sterne Agee upgraded the stock from "neutral" to "buy" last week. The
Full Research Report on Eagle Materials, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/678c_EXP]

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Vulcan Materials Company Research Report

Construction materials maker Vulcan Materials also expects better numbers as
the housing market improves, expecting earnings growth supported by improved
pricing, aggressive cost control, and some volume growth. The new federal
highway bill passed in July last year is also seen to provide stability and
predictability to future highway funding, indicative of future growth in
future contract awards. In addition, demand for aggregates is seen to rise
sharply this year, particularly in private construction and residential
housing. To compare, Vulcan reported revenue of $608.4 million in Q4 2012,
short of the expected $619.4 million, while it posted a loss of 28 cents per
share, in comparison to the estimated 10 cents per share. However these
numbers were much better than in the same time in 2011, with growth in almost
all business segments. Zacks puts the company at a "neutral" rating, with a
price target of $58. The Full Research Vulcan Materials Company - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3ac0_VMC]

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Texas Industries, Inc. Research Report

Texas Industries saw recent insider trading by two of the company's board
members indirectly purchasing a combined 11,000 shares at $56.50, signaling a
positive outlook for the company's performance this year as the US housing
market surges. In its fiscal Q2 financial report, the company did incur a net
loss of $11.1 million or 40 cents per share, which included an after-tax
charge for variable stock based compensation of $1.5 million or $.05 per
share. But in comparison, the company had a net loss of $21.0 million or $.75
per share the same time in 2011, which included a one-time, pre-tax charge of
$3.2 million or 11 cents per share after-tax. The improved numbers were due to
20 percent more net sales for cement year over year, the sixth consecutive
quarter that net cement sales exceeded the prior year, while aggregate and
ready-mix net sales were up 32% and 18% respectively year over year. The Full
Research Report on Texas Industries, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2cea_TXI]

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