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Cemex Shares Tumble for Fourth Day on Europe Slump, Peso

May 16, 2012

Shares of Cemex SAB (CEMEXCPO) fell for the fourth day in a row, as the European slump and a weaker Mexican peso weighed on the largest cement maker in the Americas.

Cemex, based in Monterrey, Mexico, dropped 1.1 percent to 7.81 pesos as of 12:38 p.m. in Mexico City trading, bringing the four-day decline to 14 percent, the most since November 2011.

“When you have global risk aversion, you tend to see investors not invest in companies that have high leverage and a high exposure to currency risk, and Cemex obviously has both,” said Benjamin Theurer, an analyst with Barclays Capital in Mexico City. “Investors are also less keen on investing in building materials.”

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