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Aug 21, 2023

Month Sees Strong +12.84% Upswing in Construction Materials Sector

The Construction Materials Industry has experienced a significant increase of +12.84% in its performance over the past month.
Tickers in the industry - $JHX, $CRH, $EXP, $CX, $MLM, $USLM, $VMC, $BCC, $SUM, $TGLS, $LOMA

Robots for this industry :
Swing Trader, Long Only: Valuation & Efficiency Model (TA&FA) - Annualized Return + 29%
Trend Trader, Long Only: Valuation & Hurst Model (TA&FA)
Annualized Return + 16%

The Construction Materials Industry has been a focal point of investor attention recently, showcasing an impressive performance surge of +12.84% over the past month. This upward trajectory has sparked interest in several key stocks within the industry, including JHX, CRH, EXP, CX, MLM, USLM, VMC, BCC, CPAC, SUM, TGLS, LOMA, RETO, SMID, and KNF.

Market Capitalization Insights

The construction materials industry presents a diverse range of market capitalizations within its spectrum, averaging at 9.4 billion dollars. This range spans from the modest 32.8 million dollar valuation of RETO to the substantial 40.4 billion dollar valuation of CRH, establishing it as the highest-valued company in the sector.

Price Movement Highlights

The industry's stock prices have experienced notable shifts in recent times. The average weekly price growth among the group stood at 0.59%, while the monthly growth demonstrated a remarkable 12.84%. Zooming out to a quarterly perspective, the average growth over the last quarter was a significant 24.03%. Within this dynamic landscape, RETO emerged as the front-runner, with an impressive price growth of 75.29%. Conversely, SMID faced a decline of -15.18%, indicating the fluid nature of the industry's price movements.

Volume Dynamics

Volume has also played a pivotal role in shaping the recent landscape of the construction materials industry. Weekly volume growth averaged an impressive 76.11%, while the monthly and quarterly volume growths stood at 64.96% and a staggering 393.12% respectively. A few standout moments include:

  • On 7/28/23, Cemex SAB de CV (CX) experienced a record-breaking daily volume growth of 255% over the 65-Day Volume Moving Average.
  • CRH Public (CRH) witnessed a similar trend on 7/6/23, with a remarkable daily volume growth of 209% over the 65-Day Volume Moving Average.
  • Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anonima (LOMA) had a three-day streak of record-breaking daily volume growth, culminating in a staggering 257% increase over the 65-Day Volume Moving Average on 7/1/23.

Ticker Insights

Within this industry, several tickers have garnered specific attention due to noteworthy developments:

  1. JHX: RSI Indicator Shift - JHX's RSI Oscillator exited the overbought zone on August 09, 2023, signaling a potential shift from an upward to a downward trend. Historical analysis indicates that in 32 out of 45 instances, the stock moved lower following such a RSI movement, suggesting a 71% likelihood of a downward move. The price currently trades between $34.71 and $22.10 resistance lines, reflecting recent trends of +3% uptrend and -5% downtrend.

  2. CX: Three-day Downward Trend - CX has witnessed a -1.89% downward trend over three consecutive days starting from August 11, 2023. Such sustained declines often indicate a bearish sentiment, with historical data suggesting a 77% probability of further decline within the next month. With the price currently above the highest resistance line of $6.81, recent trends reveal a +5% uptrend during the month and a +0.26% uptrend during the past week.

  3. BCC: Negative Momentum Indicator - BCC's Momentum Indicator dipped below the 0 level on August 16, 2023, suggesting a possible transition into a new downward phase. Historical analysis points towards a 70% chance of decline following this indicator trend. The stock currently hovers above the highest resistance line of $86.00, with recent trends indicating a +4% uptrend during the month and a -5% downtrend during the past week.

Summary, the Construction Materials Industry has displayed remarkable growth recently, with key tickers like JHX, CX, and BCC offering intriguing insights into its dynamic landscape. Investors are advised to closely monitor the trends and indicators of these stocks to make informed decisions in this evolving market.


JHX sees MACD Histogram crosses below signal line

JHX saw its Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) turn negative on September 06, 2023. This is a bearish signal that suggests the stock could decline going forward. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 50 instances where the indicator turned negative. In of the 50 cases the stock moved lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of a downward move at .

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Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bearish Trend Analysis

The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on September 13, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on JHX as a result. In of 94 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

JHX moved below its 50-day moving average on September 15, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.

The 10-day moving average for JHX crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on September 20, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 11 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where JHX declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Bullish Trend Analysis

The Stochastic Oscillator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 5 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an upward trend is expected.

Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where JHX advanced for three days, in of 326 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

JHX may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.

The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 309 cases where JHX Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. JHX’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating well-balanced risk and returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 68, placing this stock slightly better than average.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (7.042) is normal, around the industry mean (4.546). P/E Ratio (24.155) is within average values for comparable stocks, (23.541). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.684) is also within normal values, averaging (2.131). Dividend Yield (0.012) settles around the average of (0.041) among similar stocks. JHX's P/S Ratio (3.282) is slightly higher than the industry average of (1.423).

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX).

Industry description

Many naturally occurring substances, such as clay, rocks, sand, and wood, even twigs and leaves have been used in construction material. Many man-made products are also in use. Vulcan Materials Co., Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. and Owens Corning Inc. are examples of construction material companies in the U.S. Performance of companies that extract or produce construction materials could at times depend on demand for residential and commercial buildings/real estate, and therefore in some cases could feel impacted by economic cycles.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Construction Materials Industry is 7.03B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 453K to 43.18B. CRHCF holds the highest valuation in this group at 43.18B. The lowest valued company is ASCKD at 453K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Construction Materials Industry was -1%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was -3%, and the average quarterly price growth was 4%. MCEM experienced the highest price growth at 5%, while FRCEF experienced the biggest fall at -14%.


The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Construction Materials Industry was 53%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was 115% and the average quarterly volume growth was 57%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 28
P/E Growth Rating: 44
Price Growth Rating: 50
SMR Rating: 60
Profit Risk Rating: 68
Seasonality Score: -24 (-100 ... +100)
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